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-al, -,ac, -ar

pertaining to

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-ary, -ic, -ous

pertaining to

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-centesis

surgical punct. to remove fluid

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-ectomy

excision, removal

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-emia

blood condition

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-gram

record

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-graphy

process of recording

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-ia

condition

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-itis

inflammation

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-ium

structure

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-lysis

destruction, breakdown

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-megaly

enlargement

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-ole

little, small

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-oma

tumor, mass, collection of fluid

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-osis

abnormal condition

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-oxia

oxygen

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-rrhaphy

suture

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-scope

instrurment for visual examination

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-stasis

stopping, controlling

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-stenosis

tightening, narrowing

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-tomy

incision

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-ule

little, small

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-ectomy

removal, excision

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-meter

to measure

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-plegia

paralysis

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-pnea

breathing

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-ptysis

spitting

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-spasm

sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle

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-thorax

pleural cavity, chest

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