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Flashcards in Suffix Deck (83):
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-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -ic, -ical, -ile, -ory, -ous

pertaining to

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-agogue

promoter, stimulator

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-algesia, -algia, -odynia

pain

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-ase

enzyme

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-blast

immature cell, productive cell

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-capnia

carbon dioxide (level of)

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-cele

hernia, localized dilation

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-centesis

puncture, tap

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-clasis, -clasia

breaking

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-cyte

cell

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-desis

binding, fusion

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-dilation, -dilatation

expansion, widening

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-ectasia, -ectasis

dilation, distention

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-ectomy

excision, surgical removal

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-edema

accumulation of fluid, swelling

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-emia, -hemia

condition of blood

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-esthesia, -esthesi/o

sensation

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-form

like, resembling

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-gen, -genesis

origin, formation

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-geusia

sense of taste

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-gram

record of data

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-graph

instrument for recording data

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-graphy

act of recording data

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-hemi

half, one side

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-ia, -ia/sis, -ism, -o/sis, -sis, -y

condition of

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-ian, -ist

specialist

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-iatrics, -iatry, -ics,

medical specialty

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-itis

inflammation

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-lalia

speech, babble

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-lepsy

seizure

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-listhesis

slipping

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-logy

study of

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-lysis

separation, loosening, dissolving, destruction

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-lytic

dissolving, reducing, loosening

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-malacia

softening

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-mania

excited state, obsession

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-megaly

enlargement

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-meter

instrument for measuring

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-metry

measurement of

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-mimetic

mimicking, simulating

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-necrosis

death of tissue

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-oid

like, resembling

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-oma

tumor

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-opia, -opsia

condition of the eye, vision

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-ose

sugar

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-osmia

sense of smell

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-oxia

oxygen (level of)

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-paresis

partial paralysis, weakness

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-pathy

disease, any disease of

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-penia

decease in, deficiency of

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-pexy

surgical fixation

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-phasia

speech

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-philic

attracting, absorbing

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-phobia

fear

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-phonia

voice

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-plasia

formation, molding, development

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-plasty

plastic repair, plastic surgery, reconstruction

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-plegia

paralysis

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-pnea

breathing

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-poiesis

formation, production

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-ptosis

dropping, downward displacement, prolapse

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-rhage, -rhagia

bursting forth, profuse flow

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-rhaphy

surgical repair, suture

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-rhea

flow, discharge

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-rhexis

rupture

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-schisis

fissure, splitting

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-scope

instrument for viewing or examining

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-scopy

examination of

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-some

body, small body

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-spasm

sudden contraction, cramp

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-stasis

suppression, stoppage

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-spermia

condition of semen

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-stenosis

narrowing, constriction

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-stomy

surgical creation of an opening

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-tome

instrument for incising

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-tomy

incision, cutting

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-toxin

poison

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-tripsy

crushing

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-tropic

acting on, affecting

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-trophy, -trophia

feeding, growth, nourishment

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-uresis

urination

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-uria

condition of urine