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-ICS

science of, study of

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-ICIAN

a person who studies or practices

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-IST

a person who practices or is skilled in

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-PNEA

breathing

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-THERAPY, -THERAPEUTIC

medical treatment of; medical treatment by means of

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-IATRICS

medical treatment of, esp.indicating medical specialty pertaining to the treatment of

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-OLOGIST

a person who studies or practices

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-THERAPIST

a person trained or skilled in a type of therapy

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-PHOBIA

psychiatry: morbid fear of; avoidance of; histology: the quality of staining poorly with a dye

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-PHOBE

(psychiatry) someone who fears; (histology) something which stains poorly

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-PHILIA

(in general) love; attraction to, affinity for; (psychiatry) abnormal attraction to; (histology) ability to accept a dye or stain

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-PHIL, -PHILE

a cell or organism which has an affinity for

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-CYTHEMIA, -CYTOSIS

an excess of cells in the blood (of a cell type indicated by the base)

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-LYSIS

destruction, disintegration; breaking down; dissolving, decomposition, loosening

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-PENIA

lack, deficiency (especially of a type of cell)

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-PHTHISIS

wasting away, atrophy; tuberculosis

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-POIESIS

formation, making, production

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-SCHISIS

splitting, fissure

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-cide

an agent that kills

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-IASIS

disease condition or process, esp. parasitic infection

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-NECROSIS

pathological cell death

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-PHYLAXIS

protection

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-PYREXIA

fever

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-SEPSIS

bacterial infection

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-TROPH

a bacterium nourished by

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-MER

molecule composed of repeating units

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-MERE

part

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-PHOR, -PHORE

something which bears or carries

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-SOME

a body or mass

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-SOMY

the number of copies of a particular chromosome in a cell

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-valence, -valency,

literally "strength", technically, chemical combining power

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-ase

an enzyme

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-ol

an alcohol

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-ose

carbohydrate, sugar

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-ide

name of chemical substance

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-in, -ine

a chemical substance, often a hormone or protein