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-blast

Embryonic, immature

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-crine

To secrete

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-drome

To run

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-fusion

Coming together, to pour

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-gea

Substance, that produces

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-lapse

To slide, fall, sag

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-lysis

Breakdown, destruction, separation

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-meter

To measure

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-mission

To send

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-or

One who

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-oxidation

Oxygen

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-partum

Birth, labour

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-phoria

To bear, carry, feeling

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-plasia

To grow

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-plasm

Development, formation, growth

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-Pnea

Breathing

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-ptosis

Falling, dropping, prolapse

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-Rrhea

Flow, discharge

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-stasis

Stopping, controlling

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-trophy

Development, nourishment

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-Algia

Pain

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-cele

Hernia

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-coccus (pl. cocci)

Berry-shaped bacterium

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-centesis

Surgical puncture to remove fluid

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-cyte

Cell

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-ectomy

Excision, removal, resection

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-emia

Blood condition

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-genesis

Condition of producing, forming

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-gram

Record

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-graph

Instrument for recording

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-graphy

Process of recording

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-itis

Inflammation

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-logy

Study of

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-malacia

Softening

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-megaly

Enlargement

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-Oma

Tumor, mass, collection of fluid

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-opsy

To view

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-osis

Condition, usually abnormal

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-pathy

Disease condition

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-penia

Deficiency

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-phobia

Fear

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-Plasia

Development, formation, growth

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-plasty

Surgical repair

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-ptosis

Drooping falling

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-sclerosis

Hardening

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-scope

Instrument for visual examination

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-scopy

Process of visual examination

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-stomy

Opening to form mouth

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-therapy

Treatment

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-tomy

Incision, cutting into

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-er

One who

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-ia

Condition

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-ole, -ule

Small

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-y

Condition, process

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-us

Structure, substance

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-um, -ium

Structure, tissue

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-ac, -iac, -al, -ar, -eal

Pertaining to

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-genic

Pertaining to producing

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What is a suffix?

Letters added to the end of the word or root

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-ism

Process, condition

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-type

Picture, classification

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-ectasis, -ectasia

dilation, widening

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-emesis

vomiting

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-pepsia

digestion

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-phagia

swallowing

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-ptysis

spitting

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-rrhage, -rrhagia

bursting forth

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-rrhaphy

suture

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-spasm

involuntary contraction of muscles

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--stenosis

narrowing, tightening

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-tresia

opening