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What are the suffixes meaning abnormal condition

-iasis/osis
e.g. Cyanosis: blue due to cold or low oxygen
Cholelithiasis: presence of gall stones causing symptoms

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What is the suffix meaning to cut into or to make a temporary opening

-otomy
e.g. Tracheotomy: to make a temporary opening in the trachea

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What is the suffix meaning to make a mouth or permanent opening

-ostomy
e.g. Colostomy: to make a permanent opening in the colon

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What is the suffix for an abnormal protrusion of a structure out of normal anatomical position

-cele
e.g. Meningomyelocele: an abnormal protrusion of membranes and spinal cord

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What is the suffix for development, formation, or growth

-plasia
e.g. Hyperplasia

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What is the suffix meaning to crush

-tripsy
e.g. Cholelithotripsy: to crush gall stones

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What is the suffix meaning fixation by fusion

-desis
e.g. Arthrodesis

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What is the suffix for spitting/coughing

-ptysis
Hemoptysis: spitting or coughing up blood from the lungs

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What are two examples of suffixes for pain

-algia, -dynia
e.g. Ophthalmodynia: meaning pain in the eye

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What are the suffixes meaning dilation, enlargement, or stretching of a structure or part

-ectasia, -ectasis

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What is the suffix meaning to vomit or vomiting

-emisis

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What is the suffix meaning resembling

-oid
e.g. Osteoid: resembling bone

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What is the suffix meaning deficiency or too few

-penia
e.g. Calcipenia: a deficiency of calcium

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What is the suffix for excessive bleeding or hemorrhage

-rrhage, -rrhagia

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What is the suffix for flow or discharge

-rrhea
e.g. Otorrhea: a discharge from the ear

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What is the suffix for rupture

-rrhexis
e.g. Omphalorrhexis: rupture of the umbilicus

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What is the suffix for that which causes

-ant

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What is the suffix for to cause an action or the result of an action

-ate

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What is the suffix for production

-poiesis

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What is the suffix for that which causes production

-poietin