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What is the meaning of the suffix: -algia?

pain

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -cele?

hernia (protrusion or displacement of an organ through a structure that normally contains it)

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -dynia?

pain

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -emesis?

vomiting

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -emia?

blood condition

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -ia?

state of; condition

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -itis?

inflammation (the redness, swelling, heat, and pain that occur when the body protects itself from injury)

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -lysis?

destruction; separation; breakdown

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -malacia?

softening

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -megaly?

enlargement

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -oma?

tumor; mass

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -osis?

abnormal condition

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -pathy?

disease process

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -penia?

decrease; deficiency

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -phobia?

irrational fear

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -ptosis?

downward displacement; drooping; prolapse; sagging

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -ptysis?

spitting

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -rrhage; rrhagia?

bursting forth

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What is the meaning of the suffix: rrhea?

flow; discharge

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -rrhexis?

rupture

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -sclerosis?

hardening

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -spasm?

sudden, involuntary movement

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -stenosis?

narrowing; stricture

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What is the meaning of the suffix: -y?

process

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What suffix means: pain? (2)

-algia; -dynia

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What suffix means: hernia?

-cele

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What suffix means: vomiting?

-emesis

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What suffix means: blood condition?

-emia

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What suffix means: state of; condition?

-ia

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What suffix means: inflammation?

-itis

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What suffix means: destruction; separation; breakdown?

-lysis

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What suffix means: softening?

-malacia

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What suffix means: enlargement?

-megaly

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What suffix means: tumor; mass?

-oma

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What suffix means: abnormal condition?

-osis

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What suffix means: disease process?

-pathy

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What suffix means: decrease, deficiency?

-penia

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What suffix means: irrational fear?

-phobia

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What suffix means: downward displacement; drooping; prolapse; sagging?

-ptosis

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What suffix means: spitting?

-ptysis

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What suffix means: bursting forth?

-rrhage; rrhagia

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What suffix means: flow; discharge?

-rrhea

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What suffix means: rupture?

-rrhexis

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What suffix means: hardening?

-sclerosis

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What suffix means: sudden, involuntary contraction?

-spasm

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What suffix means: narrowing; stricture?

-stenosis

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What suffix means: process?

-y

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