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-al
Adjective-forming suffix
(also used to form names of chemical substances)
full of, resembling
-ase
forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis(rare)
Noun-forming suffix
state, condition
-ema
Noun-forming suffix
state, condition
*combining form is -emat-
-esis
Noun-forming suffix
state, condition, procedure
-etic
Adjective-forming suffix
forms from nouns ending in
-esis; pertaining to
-ics, -tics
Noun forming suffix
indicates a particular science or study; the science or study of
-ism
Noun-forming suffix
state, condition, quality
-ismus
Noun-forming suffix
state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid (rarely) -ode, -id
Noun-forming and adjective-forming suffix
indicates a particular shape, form or resmblance: like, resembling
oma
Noun-forming suffix
usually a tumor, occasionally a disease
(combining form is -omat-)
(plural form is -omata)
-ose
Adjective-forming suffix
(also used to form names of chemical substances)
full of, resembling
-ous
Adjective-forming suffix
pertainng to, characterized by, full of
-us
Noun-forming suffix
condition, person (sometimes a malformed fetus)
-ize
Verb-forming suffix
commonly used Greek-derived suffix that means "to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in."