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-a
forms abstract nouns: state, condition
-ac (rare)
forms adjectives: pertaining to, located in
-ia
forms abstract nouns: state, condition
-y
forms abstract nouns: state, condition
-iac (rare)
forms nouns: person afflicted with
-iasis
forms abstract nouns: disease, abnormal condition, abnormal presence of: often used with the name of a parasitic organism to indicate infestation of the body by the organism
-ic
forms adjectives: pertaining to, located in; words ending in -ic can be used as both adjectives and nouns and, as nouns, often indicate a drug or agent. words ending in -ic can also refer to a person suffering from a certain disability or condition
-in, -ine
forms names of substances
-ist
forms nouns: a person interested in
-itic
forms adjectives: pertaining to; pertaining to inflammation; words ending in -itic can be used as both adjectives and nouns and, as nouns, often indicate a drug or agent
-itis
forms nouns indicating an inflamed condition: inflammation
-itides
the plural form for words ending in -itis
-ium (rarely -eum)
forms nouns: membrane, connective tissue
-ma
forms nouns: (often) abnormal or diseased condition. sometimes the final -a drops off the noun
-osis
forms nouns: abnormal or diseased condition
-otic
forms adjectives from nouns ending in -osis: pertaining to
-sia
forms abstract nouns: state, condition
-sis
forms abstract nouns: state, condition
-tic
forms adjectives from nouns ending in -sis: pertaining to; words ending in -tic can be used both as adjectives and nounds, and, as nouns, often indicate a drug or agent