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-algia

pain

neuralgia

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-ase

enzyme

sucrase

2

-asis, -osis

affected with

neurosis

3

-cide

destructive, killing

suicide
homicide
matricide

4

-cyte

cell

leukocyte

5

-ectomy

surgical removal

vasectomy
tonsilectomy

6

-emia

blood

anemia

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-fer

to bear

conifer
fertile
transfer

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-genic

producing

pyrogenic
genesis

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-itis

inflammation of

hepatitis

10

-ology

study of, science of

biology

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-lysis

destruction

hydrolysis
glycolysis

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-ol

alcohol

ethanol

13

-oma

tumor

carcinoma

14

-ose

sugar

sucrose
glucose

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-osis

disease, excess

halitosis

16

-ostomy

To form an opening

tracheostomy

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-otomy, -tomy

cutting into

tracheotomy

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-pathy

abnormality

adenopathy

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-penia

lack of

leukopenia

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-phagia

eating

dysphagia
macrophage

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-philia

affinity for

hydrophilic
lipophilic

22

-phobia

fear

hydrophobia

23

-plasty

repair

rhinoplasty

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-pnea

air or breathing

apnea

25

-rhea

flow, discharge

diarrhea
gonorrhea

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-trophy

nourishment

heterotrophy

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-uria

urine

anuria

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