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-ac

pertaining to (cardiac)

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-al

pertaining to (neural)

3

-algia

pain (arthralgia)

4

-cyte

cell (erythrocyte)

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-ectomy

excision, removal (nephrectomy)

6

-emia

blood condition (anemia)

7

-genic

pertaining to; producing; produced by; produced in
(carcinogenic)

8

-globin

protein (hemoglobin)

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-gram

record (cardiogram)

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-ic, -ical

pertaining to (gastric)

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-ion

process (excision)

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-ist

specialist

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-itis

inflammation

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-logy

process of study

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-oma

tumor, mass, swelling

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-opsy

process of viewing (biopsy)

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-osis

condition, usually abnormal (slight increase in numbers when used with blood cells)

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-pathy

disease condition

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-scope

instrument to visually examine

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-scopy

process of visually examining

21

-sis

state of; condition (prognosis)

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-tomy

process of cutting; incision

23

-y

process, condition

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-blast

embryonic, immature

25

-crine

to secrete

26

-drome

to run

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-emia

blood condition

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-itis

inflammation

29

-lith

condition of stones

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-iasis

abnormal condition

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-lysis

breakdown, destruction, separation

32

-megaly

enlargement

33

-malacia

softening

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-plegia

paralysis, palsy

35

-rrhage

bursting forth (of blood)

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-rrhea

flow; discharge

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-trophy

development; nourishment

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-oma

tumor, mass, collection of fluid

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-pathy

disease condition

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-cele

hernia

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-coccus

berry-shaped bacteria
- plural: cocci

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-genesis

producing, forming

43

-genic

produced by or in

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-phobia

fear

45

-ptosis

falling, dropping; prolapse

46

-sclerosis

hardening

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-stasis

stopping, controlling, placing

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-therapy

treatment

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-plasty

surgical repair

50

-plasia

development, formation, growth

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-ectomy

removal, excision

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-stomy

new opening (to form a mouth)

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-tomy

process of cutting

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-centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid

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-gram

record

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-graph

instrument for recording

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-graphy

process of recording

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-scope

instrument for visual examination

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-scopy

visual examination

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-opsy

view of

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-er

one who

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-ia

condition (pneumonia)

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-ist

specialist

64

-ole

little, small (arteriole)

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-ule

little, small (venule)

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-um, -ium

structure, tissue, thing (pericardium)

67

-y

condition, process

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-oid

resembling, originating from

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-tic

pertaining to (necrotic)