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-ac

Pertaining to Ex) cardiac (pertaining to heart)

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-al

Pertaining to Ex) abdominal (pertaining to abdomen)

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-algia

Pain Ex) gastralgia (stomach pain)

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-an

Pertaining to Ex) ovarian (pertaining to ovaries)

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-apheresis

Removal, carry away

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-ar

Pertaining to Ex) ventricular (pertaining to ventricles)

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-ary

Pertaining to Ex) pulmonary (pertaining to lungs)

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-asthenia

Weakness

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-atic

Pertaining to Ex) lymphatic (pertaining to lymphs)

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-capnia

carbon dioxide

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-cele

Protrusion, hernia Ex) cystocele (protrusion of bladder)

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-centesis

Puncture to withdraw fluid

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-clasia

Surgically break

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-crit

Separation of

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-cyte

Cell Ex) erythrocyte (red cell)

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-cytosis

More than the normal number of cells

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-derma

Skin condition

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-desis

Fuse

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-dipsia

thirst

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-dynia

Pain Ex) cardiodynia (heart pain)

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-eal

Pertaining to Ex) esophageal (pertaining to esophagus)

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-ectasis

Dilation Ex) bronchiectasis (dilated bronchi)

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-ectomy

Surgical removal

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-edema

 

swelling

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-emesis

vomit

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-emia

Blood condition

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-emic

relating to a blood condition

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-gen

Produces Ex) pathogen (produces disease)

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-genesis

Generates, produces Ex) spermatogenesis (produces sperm)

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-genic

Producing, produced by Ex) carcinogenic (producing cancer)