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-al, -ar, -ic

pertaining to

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-ase

enzyme

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-centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid

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-chezia

defication, elimination of waste

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-drome

to run

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-ectasis, ectasia-

stretching, dilation, dilatation

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-ectomy

excision, removal, resection

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-emesis

vomiting

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-emia

blood condition

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-ia

condition

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-iasis

abnormal condition

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-itis

inflammation

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-logy

study of

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-lysis

breakdown, destruction

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oma

tumor, mass, collection of fluid

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-opsy

to view

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-pepsia

digestion

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-pexy

surgical fixation, to put in place

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-phagia

eating, swallowing

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-prandial

meal

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-ptysis

spitting

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-rrhaphy

suture

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-rrhea

flow, discharge

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-scope

instrument for visual examination

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-scopy

visual examination

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-spasm

sudden involuntary contraction of muscle

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-stalsis

contraction

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-stasis

stopping, controlling

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-stenosis

tightening, stricture, narrowing

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-stomy

new opening to outside of the body

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-tomy

incision, process of cutting

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-tresia

opening

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-tripsy

to crush

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