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--ac

pertaining to. "Cardiac" means "pertaining to heart"

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--al

Pertaining to. "Intestinal" = pertaining to the intestines

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--ar

pertaining to. Muscular = pertaining to the muscle

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--ary

pertaining to. Urinary= pertaining to the urine

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--ic

pertaining to. Pelvic= pertaining to the pelvis

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--ine

pertaining to. Uterine= pertaining to the uterus

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--ive

pertaining to. Digestive = pertaining to digestion

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--ous

pertaining to. Venous= pertaining to a vein

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--ation

a process; being or having. Urination = a process of making urine

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--ion

action, condition. Digestion= action of breaking down food

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--lysis

Process of breaking down or destroying. Hemolysis = process of breaking down or destroying blood. Greek: λύσις comes from λύω, which means "to loose."

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--ia

condition; state; thing. Pneumonia= condition of the lung

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--ism

process; disease from a specific cause. Hypothyroidism= disease from the specific cause of deficient thyroid

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--itis

inflammation of; infection of. Tonsillitis= infection of the tonsil

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--megaly

Enlargement. Cardiomegaly= enlargement of the heart

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--oma

Tumor; mass. Neuroma = Tumor on a nerve.

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--osis

condition; abnormal condition; process. Psychosis= abnormal condition of the mind. ψυχή "psyche" and -ωσις "abnormal condition"

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--pathy

disease; suffering. Arthropoathy = disease of the joint

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--ectomy

surgical excision. Appendectomy= surgical excision of the appendix

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--gram

a record or a picture. Mammogram= a record or picture of the breast.

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--graphy

process of recording. Mammography= process of recording the breast

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--metry

process of measuring. Spirometry= process of measuring breathing

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--scope

Instrument used to examine. Colonoscope= Instrument used to examine the colon

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--scopy

process of using an instrument to examine. Colonoscopy= process of using an instrument to examine the colon.

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--stomy

surgically created opening. Colostomy = surgically created opening in the colon

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--therapy

treatment. Psychotherapy= treatment of the mind

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--tomy

process of cutting or making an incision. "Laparotomy"= process of making an incision in the abdomen.

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--iatry

medical treatment. Psychiatry= medical treatment of the mind

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--ist

One who specializes in. Therapist= one who specialises in treatment

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--logy

study of. Theology= study of God