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-centesis
surgical puncture

ex. arthrocentesis
-clasis
to break; surgical fracture

ex. osteoclasis
-desis
binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)

ex. arthrodesis
-ectomy
excision, removal

ex. appendectomy
-lysis
separation; destruction; loosening

ex. thrombolysis
-pexy
fixation (of an organ)

ex. mastopexy
-plasty
surgical repair

ex. rhinoplasty
-rrhaphy
suture

ex. myorrhaphy
-stomy
forming an opening (mouth)

ex. tracheostomy
-tome
instrument to cut

ex. osteotome
-tomy
incision

ex. tracheotomy
-tripsy
crushing

ex. lithotripsy
-gram
record, writing

ex. electrocardiogram
-graph
instrument for recording

ex. cardiograph
-graphy
process of recording

ex. angiography
-meter
instrument for measuring

ex. pelvimeter
-metry
act of measuring

ex. pelvimetry
-scope
instrument for examining

ex. endoscope
-scopy
visual examination

ex. endoscopy
-algia

-dynia
pain

ex. neuralgia, otodynia
-cele
hernia, swelling

ex. hepatocele
-ectasis
dilation, expansion

ex. bronchiectasis
-edema
swelling

ex. lymphedema
-emesis
vomiting

ex. hyperemesis
-emia
blood condition

ex. anemia
-gen

-genesis
forming, producing, origin

ex. carcinogen, carcinogenesis
-iasis
abnormal condition (produced by something specific)

ex. cholelithiasis
-itis
inflammation

ex. gastritis
-lith
stone, calculus

ex. cholelith
-malacia
softening

ex. chondromalacia
-megaly
enlargement

ex. cardiomegaly
-oma
tumor

ex. neuroma
-osis
abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)

ex. cyanosis
-pathy
disease

ex. myopathy
-penia
decrease, deficiency

ex. erythropenia
-phagia
eating, swallowing

ex. dysphagia
-phasia
speech

ex. aphasia
-phobia
fear

ex. hemophobia
-plasia

-plasm
formation, growth

ex. dysplasia, neoplasm
-plegia
paralysis

ex. hemiplegia
-rrhage

-rrhagia
bursting (of)

ex. hemorrhage, menorrhagia
-rrhea
discharge, flow

ex. diarrhea
-rrhexis
rupture

ex. arteriorrhexis
-spasm
involuntary contraction, twitching

ex. blepharospasm
-stenosis
narrowing, stricture

ex. arteriostenosis
-toxic
poison

ex. hepatotoxic
-trophy
nourishment, development

ex. dystrophy
-ac
-al
-ar
-ary
-eal
-ic
-ical*
-ile
-ior
-ous**
-tic
pertaining to, relating to

ex. cardiac, neural, muscular, pulmonary, esophageal, thoracic, pathological, penile, posterior, cutaneous, acoustic
-esis
-ia
-ism
condition

ex. diuresis, pneumonia, hyperthyroidism
-iatry
medicine; treatment

ex. podiatry
-ician

-ist
specialist

ex. obstetrician, hematologist
-y
condition; process

ex. neuropathy
-icle

-ole

-ule
small, minute

ex. ventricle, arteriole, venule
cephal/o
head
mast/o
breast
phleb/o
vein
colon/o
colon
arthr/o
joint
cardi/o
heart
thorac/o
chest
hemat/o
blood
encephal/o
brain