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- al

pertaining to

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- algia

condition of pain

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- cele

swelling, protrusion, hernia

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- centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid

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- cyte

cell

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- ectomy

surgical removal; excision; resection

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- form

having the form of

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- genic

pertaining to the formation, produced by or in

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- gram

tracing, xray, recording

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- graph

instrument for creating a tracing, xray, recording

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- graphy

technique of making a tracing, xray, recording

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- gyric

pertaining to circular motion

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- ia

condition of

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- ic

pertaining to

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- ical

pertaining to

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- itis

inflammation

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- log(ist)

specialist who studies

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- logy

study of

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- malacia

condition of softening

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- meter

measuring instrument

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- metry

process of measuring

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- oma

tumor; mass; fluid collection

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- osis

abnormal condition

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- ous

pertaining to

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- pathy

disease

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- plasia

condition of growth/formation (of cells)

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- plegia

condition of paralysis

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- rrhagia

condition of bursting forth (of blood)

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- schisis

cleaving, splitting, parting

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- sclerosis

abnormal condition of hardening

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- scopy

technique describing visual examination

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- stomy

the formation of a new opening (to form a mouth)

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- therapy

treatment

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- tic

pertaining to

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- tomy

incision into

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- trauma

injury, wound

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- trophy

nourishment, development

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- tropic

pertaining to affinity for stimulating, changing in response to a stimulus

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- us

structure; thing

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-pthisis

wasting away

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