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-ac, -al, -ic, -ous, -tic

Pertaining to, relating to

Cardiac (pertaining to the heart)
Neural (pertaining to nerve)
Hemorrhagic (relating to blood)
Delirious (relating to mental disturbance)
Acoustic (pertaining to sound)

2

-algia

Pain

Neuralgia (pain in nerves)
Myalgia (muscular pain)

3

-ate

Having, resembling, acting upon

Impregnate (to make pregnant)
Caudate (having a tail)
Pinnate (resembling a feather)

4

-cele

Protrusion (hernia)

Cystocele (bladder hernia)
Rectocele (rectal protrusion into vagina)

5

-centesis

Surgical puncture to remove fluid

Paracentesis (from a body cavity)
Thoracentesis (from chest cavity)

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-cle, -cule, -ole, -ola, -ule, -ulum, -ulus

Small (diminutive)

Follicle (little bag)
Molecule (small mass)
Arteriole, arteriola (small artery)
Nodule (small node)
Ovulum (small egglike structure)
Homunculus (small man)

7

-cyte

Cell

Leukocyte (white blood cell)
Erythrocyte (red blood cell)

8

-ectomy

Cutting out

Hysterectomy (surgical removal of uterus
Appendectomy (cutting out of the appendix

9

-emesis

Vomit

Hematemesis (vomiting blood)
Hyperemesis (excessive vomiting)

10

-emia

Blood condition

Leukemia (malignant blood disease)
Hyperemia (increased blood flow)

11

-ent, -er, -ist, -or

Person or agent

Recipient (one who receives)
Examiner (one who examines)
Anesthetist (one who anesthetizes)
Donor (one who donates)

12

-esis, -ia, -iasis, -ism, -ity, -osis, -sis, -tion, -y

State or condition

Paresis (partial paralysis)
Anesthesia (loss of sensation)
Trichiasis (hair growing against the eye)
Priapism (persistent erection)
Acidity (excess acid)
Dermatosis (skin condition)
Inhalation (inhaling)
Therapy (treatment condition)

13

-form, -oid

Resembling, shaped like

Fusiform (spindle-shaped)
Ovoid (egg-shaped)

14

-genesis

Development, origin

Pathogenesis (origin of disease)
Carcinogenesis (development of cancer)

15

-gram, -graphy

Recording, written record

Hemogram (record of blood examination)
Cardiography (heart action record)

16

-graph

Instrument that records

Cardiograph (heart action)
Encephalograph (brain function)

17

-ible, -ile

Capable, able

Flexible (capable of bending)
Contractile (able to contract)

18

-itis

Inflammation

Otitis (inflammation of ear)
Adenitis (inflammation of gland)

19

-ize

Use, subject to (makes a noun or adjective into a verb)

Anesthetize (subject to anesthesia)
Euthanatize (subject to euthanasia
Cauterize (burn with a cautery)

20

-logy

Science, study of

Biology (science of life)
Histology (study of tissues)

21

-oma

Tumor

Carcinoma (cancerous growth)
Adenoma (tumor arising from gland)

22

-penia

Deficiency of, lack of

Eosinopenia (deficiency of eosinophils)
Leukopenia (deficiency of white blood cells)

23

-pexy, -pexis

Fixation

Gastropexy (fixation of stomach)
Abomasopexy (fixation of abomasum)

24

-phage, -phagy

Eating

Coprophagy (eating feces)
Macrophage (large engulfing cell)

25

-phobia

Abnormal fear or intolerance

Ailurophobia (fear or hatred of cats)
Photophobia (intolerance to light)

26

-plasia, -plastic, -plasty

Forming, growing, changing

Anaplasia (changing structure of cells)
Aplastic (lack of cell growth)
Otoplasty (surgical change to ear)

27

-pnea

Breathing

Apnea (absence of breathing)
Dyspnea (difficult breathing)

28

-rrhaphy

Suturing in place

Herniorrhaphy (repair of hernia)
Osteorrhaphy (wiring of bone)

29

-rrhea

Flow or discharge

Seborrhea (excessive sebum secretion)
Diarrhea (watery feces)

30

-rrhexis

Rupture

Enterorrhexis (intestinal rupture)
Karyorrhexis (break up of cell nucleus)