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-algia

Pain

(Neuralgia: nerve pain)

2

-al

-eal

-ial

Pertaining to

(Neonatal: pertaining to the first week after birth)

3

-ar

Pertaining to

(Ventricular: pertaining to ventricles of heart or brain)

4

-ary

Pertaining to

(Pulmonary: pertaining to lungs)

5

-centesis

Puncture & aspiration

(Thoracentesis: puncture of thoracic cavity to remove fluid)

6

-ac

-iac

Pertaining to

(iliac: pertaining to the ilium)

7

-ectomy

Surgical removal

(Appendectomy: surgical removal of appendix)

8

-ella

Small

(Patella: kneecap)

9

-genic

Producing, forming

(Teratogenic: causing birth control)

10

-graphy

Process of recording

(Mammography: x-Ray photograph of breasts)

11

-dynia

Pain

(Gastrodynia: pain in the stomach)

12

-iatric

Medical treatment

(Pediatric: treatment & care of children)

13

-ic

-ical

Pertaining to

(Nephric: pertaining to the kidney)

14

-ine

Pertaining to

(Equine: pertaining to, characteristic of, derived from the horse)

15

-emia

Blood condition

(Leukemia: cancer of white blood cells)

16

-lepsy

Seizure or attack

(Epilepsy: disease of the nervous system marked by seizures)

17

-lysis

Separation

(Dialysis: separation of waste materials from the blood)

18

-ia

Condition, disease

(Polyuria: excessive urination)

20

-oid

Resembling

(Sinusoid: resembling a sinus)

21

-itis

Inflammation

(Laryngitis: inflammation of the larynx)

21

-malacia

Softening

(Chondromalacia: softening of the cartilage)

21

-megaly

Enlargement

(Cardiomegaly: enlargement of the heart)

22

-opsy

View of, vision

(Biopsy: removal of living tissue for examination)

23

-osis

Abnormal condition

(Dermatomycosis: fungal skin infection)

24

-ostomy

Opening

(Tracheostomy: cutting an air/drainage opening into the trachea)

25

-otomy

Incision, cutting

(Cystotomy: surgical incision into the urinary bladder)

26

-ous

Characteristic of

(Cartilaginous: consisting of or characteristic of cartilage)

27

-pathy

Disease

(Myopathy: disease of muscle tissue)

28

-plast



(Chloroplast: the photosynthetic unit of a plant cell)

29

-plasty

Formation, plastic repair of

(Otoplasty: plastic surgery of the ear)