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Flashcards in Singular & Plural Suffixes (Intro) Deck (11):
1

-ax

Drop -x and add -ces
Ex: thorax - thoraces

2

-en

Drop -en add -ina
Ex: lumen - lumina

3

-is

Drop -is and add -es
Ex: diagnosis - diagonses

4

-ix

Drop -ix and add -ices
Ex: appendix - appendices

5

-ex

Drop -ex and add -ices
Ex: apex - apices

6

-ma

Retain -ma and add -ta
Ex: carinoma - carcinomata

7

-on

Drop -on and add -a
Ex: ganglion - ganglia

8

-um

Drop -um and add -a
Ex: bacterium - bacteria

9

-us

Drop -us and add -i
Ex: bronchus - bronchi

10

-y

Drop -y and add -ies
Ex: deformity - deformities

11

-a

Retain -a and add -e
Ex: pleura - pleurae

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