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-algia, -dynia

pain

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-genesis

origin or production

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-lysis

breaking down of dissolution

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oid

resembling

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-penia

abnormal reduction

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-rrhea

discharge

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-spasm

involuntary contraction

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-cele

pouching or hernia

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-ectasis

expansion or dilation

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-emia

blood condition

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-iasis

formation or presence of

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-itis

inflammation

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-malacia

softening

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-oma

tumor

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-osis

condition or increase

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-phil, -philia

attraction for

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-ptosis

falling or downward displacement

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-rrhage, -rrhagia

to burst forth (usually blood)

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-centesis

puncture for aspiration

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-desis

binding

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-ectomy

excision (removal)

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-pexy

suspension or fixation

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-plasty

surgical repair or reconstruction

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-rrhaphy

suture

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-tomy

incision

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-stomy

creation of an opening

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-ation

process

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-e

general indicator that a word is a person, place, or thing