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-rrhexis

breaking open
ie. cardiorrhexis (rupture of the heart)

2

-rrhea

flow, discharge
ie. menorrhea (normal menstrual flow)

3

-rrhage

bursting forth
ie. menorrhagia (excessive menstrual flow)

4

-sclerosis

hardening
ie. arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)

5

-pnea

breathing
ie. apnea (temporary cessation of breathing)

6

-plegia

paralysis
ie. quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs)

7

-penia

deficiency
ie. leukopenia (deficient number of white blood cells)

8

-pathy

disease
ie. myopathy (disease of muscle tissue)

9

-osis

abnormal condition
ie. dermatomycosis (fungal skin infection)

10

-oma

tumor, mass
ie. sarcoma (cancerous tumor of connective tissue)

11

-megaly

enlargement
ie. cardiomegaly (enlargement of the heart)

12

-malacia

softening
ie. chondromalcia (softening of the cartilage)

13

-lepsy

seizure of attack
ie. epilepsy (disease of the nervous system marked by seizures)

14

-itis

inflammation
ie. laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx)

15

-ia

condition, disease
ie. polyuria (excessive urination)

16

-emia

blood condition
leukemia (cancer of the white blood cells)

17

-dynia

pain
ie. gastrodynia (pain in the stomach)

18

-algia

pain
ie. neuralgia (nerve pain)