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joint, face, angioma, cancer, muscle, paraplegic
Add -s to words ending in consonants EXCEPT s, x, z, or y

thus,
joints, faces, angiomas, cancers, muscles, paraplegics
abscess, reflex
Add -es to words ending in s, x, or z

thus,
abscesses, reflexes
vasectomy
Remove the y and add -ies, if y follows a consonant. (If y follows a vowel, usually just add -s.)

thus,
vasectomies
appendix, radix
Remove x and add -ces to Latin words ending in x.

thus,
appendices, radices
fossa
Add -e to Latin terms ending in a.

thus,
fossae
staphylococcus
Remove -us and add -i to Latin words ending in us.

thus,
staphylococci
ganglion, datum
Remove -on and add -a to Greek words ending in -on
Remove -um and add -a to Latin words ending in -um
thus,
ganglia, data
neurosis, ecchymosis, emesis
Change -sis to -ses in Greek words ending in sis.
thus,
neuroses, ecchymoses, emeses