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-ation

Process

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-blast

Immature cells

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-cyte

Cell

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-globin

Protein

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-is

Forms noun from root word

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-ist

Specialist

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-logy

Study of

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-um

Thing; structure

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-ac

Pertaining to

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-al

Pertaining to

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-ar

Pertaining to

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-ary

Pertaining to

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-ated

Subjected to, having

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-genic

Producing

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-ic

Pertaining to

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-ical

Pertaining to

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-lor

Pertaining to

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-oid

Pertaining

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-ory

Pertaining to

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-ose

Having the qualities of

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-ous

Pertaining to

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Bi-

Two

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di-

Two

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Hemi

One-half

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Mono-

One; single

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Multi-

Many

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Nulli-

None

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Poly-

Many

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Quadri-

Four

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Eu-

Normal; good

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Hetero-

Different

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Homeo-

Unchanging; same

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Homo-

Same

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-iso

Equal; same

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Normo-

Normals

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Ab-

Away

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Ad-

Toward; near

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Ante-

Before (in time); forward

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Contra-

Against; opposite side

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Dia-

Through

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Dis-

Apart; away from

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Ec-

Out; away from

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Em-

In; inside

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En-

In; surrounded by

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Endo-

Inside; within

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Epi-

On; over; above ; outer

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Ex-

Out; away from

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Exo-

Outside

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Hypo-

Under

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Inter-

Between; among

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Intra-

Within; inside

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Ipsi-

Same; same side

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Para-

Beside; beyond

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Per-

Through

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Peri-

Around; surrounding

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Post-

After (in time or place)

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Pre-

Before (in time or place)

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Pro-

Before (-in time or place)

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Retro-

Backward; behind

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Sub-

Under; beneath

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Trans-

Through; across

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-a

Condition

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-algia

Pain

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-dynia

Pain

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-edema

Swelling

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-ema

Condition

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-esis

Condition

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-ia

Condition

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-iasis

Condition

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-ism

Condition

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-it is

Inflammation

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-lytic

Destroying/ dissolving

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-malacia

Softening

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-megaly

Enlargement

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-mycosis

Fungal infection

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-oma

Tumor; growth

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-pathy

Disease

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-penia

Deficiency

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-plasia

Formation; growth condition

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-rrhagia (-rrhage)

Profuse discharge of blood

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-rrhea

Discharge

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-sclerosis

Hardening

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-sis

Condition

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-spasm

Sudden contraction

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-stenosis

Narrowing

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-toxic

Poisonous

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-trophy

Nourishment

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a-

Without; not

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An-

Without; not

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Ana-

Without; not

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Aniso-

Unequal

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Atel-

Incomplete

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Brady-

Slow

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De-

Down; lack of; loss of

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Dys-

Abnormal; painful; difficult

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Hyper-

Excessive

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Hypo-

Under; reduced

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In-

Not; without

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Macro-

Large

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Micro-

Small

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Mio-

Less; smaller

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Neo-

New

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Pan-

All

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Presby-

Old age

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Pseudo-

FALSE

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Psor-

Itching

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Tachy-

Fast

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Un-

Not

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Electr/o

Electricity

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Radi/o

Radioactivity

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Son/o

Soundwaves

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Tom/o

Section; layer (literally cut or incision)

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Ultrason/o

Ultrasound; very high frequency soundwaves

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-alysis

Separation into components; analysis

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-assay

Test; measure

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-centesis

Puncture

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-gram

Record

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-graph

Recording instrument

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-graphy

Recording