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-ac -eal
-al - ic
-an -ine
-ar -tic
-ary - ous

pertaining to
ex. cardia neonatal myalgia coronary
peritoneal ophthalmic examine hepatic cutaneous

2

-somatic

pertaining to the body
ex. phychosomatic

3

-algia

pain
ex. myalgia

4

-ation
-ism

process, condition
ex. inflammation, dwarfism

5

-centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid
ex. thoracentesis

6

-cision

process of cutting
ex. incision

7

-coccus

berry-shaped bacteria (plural cocci)
ex. streptococcus

8

-crine

secretion
ex. endocrine

9

-crit

separate
ex. hematocrit

10

-cyte

cell
ex. leukocyte

11

-ectomy

excision (resection, removal)
ex. tonsillectomy

12

-emisis

vomiting
ex. hyperemesis

13

-emia

blood condition
ex. anemia

14

-genesis

producing, forming
ex. oseogenesis

15

-gram

record
ex. echocardiogram

16

-graphy

process of recording
ex. sonography

17

-ia

condition
ex. dysphagia

18

-ist

specialist
ex. gastroenterologist

19

-itis

inflammation
ex. gastritis

20

-lapse

to fall, slide
ex. prolapsed

21

-lith

stone
ex. lithotripsy

22

-logist

specialist in the study of
ex. pathologist

23

-logy

study of
ex. hematology

24

-lysis

separation, breakdown, destruction
ex. hemolysis

25

-megaly

enlargement
ex. hepatomegaly

26

-metry

measurement
ex. biotelemetry

27

-mortem

death
ex. postmortem

28

-motor

movement
ex. psychomotor

29

-oma

tumor, mass, swelling
ex. carcinoma

30

-opsy

process of viewing
ex. autopsy