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-a

noun ending

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-ac

pertaining to

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-ad

toward

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-al

pertaining to

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-algesia

sensitivity to pain

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-algia

pain; suffering

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-an

characteristic of

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-ar
-ary

pertaining to

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-arche

beginning

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-ase

enzyme

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-assay

to evaluate

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-asthenia

loss of strength

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-ate

something that

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-blast

embryonic stage of development

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-capnia

condition of carbon dioxide content in the
blood

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-cele

swelling; herniation

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-centesis

surgical procedure

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-cide

to kill; to destroy

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-clasis

crushing; breaking up

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-clast, -clastic

to break

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-crine

secrete

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-cyesis

pregnancy

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-cyte

cell

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-cythemia

condition involving cells of the blood

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-desis

binding or surgical fusion

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-dipsia

thirst

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-drome

that which runs together

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-dynia

pain

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-e

noun ending

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-eal

pertaining to

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-ectasia

stretching or dilatation

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-ectic

pertaining to

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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-emesis

to vomit

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-emia

blood

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-er

one who

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-es

noun ending

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-esis

condition of

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-esthesia

sensation or feeling

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-gen
-gene
-genesis
-genic

producing; forming

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-globin

containing protein

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-gram

record; picture

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-graph

an instrument used to record

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-graphy

writing; record

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-gravida

pregnancy

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-i

pleural ending

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-ia

condition, noun ending

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-iac

pertaining to

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-ian

specialist in field of study

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-iasis

presence of abnormal condition

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-iatic

pertaining to a condition

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-iatric(s)

relating to medicine, physicians, or medical
treatment

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-iatrician
-iatrist

one who treats; a physician

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-iatry

medical treatment; medical profession

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-ic
-ical

pertaining to

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-ician

specialist in a field of study

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-ile

pertaining to; capable

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-ion

action; process

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-is

noun ending

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-ism

condition; theory

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-ist

practitioner

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-itis

inflammation

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-ize

to make; to treat or combine with

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-kinesis

movement

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-lepsy

seizure; attack

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-lexia

reading

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-lith

stone; calculus

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-lithiasis

presence or formation of stones

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-logist

one who specializes

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-logy

the study of

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-lysis

destruction; detachment

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-lytic

destruction

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-malacia

softening

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-mania

a mental disorder; madness

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-megaly

enlargement

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-meter

an instrument used to measure

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-metry

the process of measuring

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-natal

pertaining to birth

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-oid

resembling

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-ole

small or little

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-oma

tumor

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-opsia

vision

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-optosis

drooping or prolapse

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-ory

pertaining to; characterized by

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-os

suffix indicating a singular noun

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-ose

carbohydrate

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-osis

condition

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-otomy

incision into

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-ous

pertaining to

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-para

bearing offspring

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-paresis

partial paralysis

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-pathy

disease

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-penia

decrease in; deficiency

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-pepsia

state of digestion

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-pexy

surgical fixation

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-phage

-phagia

to eat

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-phasia

speech

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-philia

attracted to; tendency toward

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-phobia

abnormal fear

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-phoresis

transmission

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-phoria

emotional state

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-physis

growth, growing

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-plakia

plate; flat plane

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-plasia

formation; development

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-plasm

to mold

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-plegia

paralysis; stroke

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-pnea

breathing

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-poiesis

formation; production

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-porosis

passage or pore

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-praxia

activity; practice

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-ptosis

drooping or prolapse

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-ptysis

spitting

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-rrhage
-rrhagia

excessive flow or discharge

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-rrhaphy

suturing

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-rrhea

drainage, discharge, flow

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-scope

an instrument used to view

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-scopy

process of viewing

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-sis

condition

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-some

a “body” of a specified sort

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-spasm

twitching; involuntary contraction

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-stasis

stopping or controlling

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-sthenia

strength

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-stomy

the surgical creation of a new opening

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-therapy

treatment

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-thorax

chest

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-thymia

condition of the mind or will

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-tic

pertaining to

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-tion

process of

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-tocia

labor

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-tomy

incision into

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-tresia

perforation

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-tripsy

intentional crushing

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-trophy

nourishment; development

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-tropia

to turn

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-tropin

stimulating effect of a hormone

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-ula

small; little

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-ule

small one

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-um

a suffix that identifies singular nouns

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-uria

urine

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-us

a suffix that identifies singular nouns

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-y

noun ending