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Flashcards in Surgical Suffix Deck (12):
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-centesis

surgical puncture
example: arthr/o/centesis (surgical puncture of a joint)

2

-clast

to break
example: oste/o/clast (cell that breaks down bone)

3

-desis

binding/fixation (of joint or bone)
example: arthr/o/desis (joint fusion)

4

-ectomy

excision, removal
example: append/ectomy

5

-lysis

separation; destruction; loosening
example: thromb/o/lysis

6

-pexy

fixation (of an organ)
example: mast/o/pexy (boob job)

7

-rrhaphy

suture
example: my/o/rrhaphy (muscle suture)

8

-stomy

forming an opening (mouth)
example: trache/o/stomy

9

-tome

instrument to cut
example: oste/o/tome (bone cutter)

10

-tomy

incision
example: trache/o/tomy (incision of the trachea)

11

-tripsy

crushing
example: lith/o/tripsy (crushing of stone--like busting a kidney stone)

12

-plasty

surgical repair
example: rhin/o/plasty (nose job)