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-a

(a is a noun ending)

cyanoderma (skin with a bluish discoloration)

Note: When a is used as a suffix, it is a noun ending; a can also be used as a prefix.

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-ac

pertaining to

cardiac (pertaining to the heart)

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-ad

toward, increase

caudad (toward the tail or end of the body)

4

-al

pertaining to

duodenal (pertaining to the duodenum)

5

-algesia

sensitivity to pain

analgesia (without sensitivity to pain)

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-algia

pain

cephalalgia (pain in the head; a headache)

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-ar

pertaining to

ventricular (pertaining to the ventricle)

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-ary

pertaining to; relating to

pulmonary (pertaining to the lungs)

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-ate

something that…

hemolysate (something that results from hemolysis)

10

-blast

embryonic stage of development

leukoblast (immature white blood cell)

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-cele

swelling or herniation

cystocele (herniation or protrusion of the urinary bladder through the wall of the vagina)

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-centesis

surgical puncture

amniocentesis (surgical puncture of the amniotic sac to remove fluid for laboratory analysis; an obstetrical procedure)

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-cide

to kill; to destroy

spermicide (chemical substance that kills spermatozoa)

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-clasis

crushing or breaking up

osteoclasis (the intentional surgical fracture of a bone to correct a deformity)

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-cyte

cell

leukocyte (white blood cell)

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-desis

binding or surgical fusion

arthrodesis (fixation of a joint by a procedure designed to accomplish fusion of the joint surfaces)

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-dynia

pain

cephalodynia (pain in the head; a headache)

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-e

(e is a noun ending)

dermatome (instrument used to cut the skin; i.e., thin slices of skin for grafting)

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-eal

pertaining to

esophageal (pertaining to the esophagus)

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-ectasia

stretching or dilation

gastrectasia (stretching or dilation of the stomach)

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-ectasis

stretching or dilation

gastrectasis (stretching or dilation of the stomach)

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-ectomy

surgical removal

appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix)

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-emia

blood condition

hyperglycemia (blood condition in which there is a higher than normal level of glucose in the blood; high blood sugar)

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-er

one who

radiographer (one who takes and processes X-rays)

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-esis

condition of

enuresis (condition of urinary incontinence)

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-gen

that which generates

glycogen (“that which generates sugar”)

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-genesis

generating; formation

lithogenesis (the formation of stones)

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-genic

pertaining to formation; producing

lithogenic (pertaining to the formation of stones)

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-gram

record or picture

electrocardiogram (record of the electrical activity of the heart)

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-graph

an instrument used to record

electrocardiograph (instrument used to record the electrical activity of the heart)