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-logy
Suffix Form

study,science,the study or science of
-logist
Suffix Form

one who specializes in a certain study or science
-malacia
Suffix Form

the softening (of tissues) of
-sclerosis
Suffix Form

the hardening (of tissues) of
-stenosis
Suffix Form

the narrowing (of a part of the body)
-toxic
Suffix Form

poisonous (to an organ)
-toxin
Suffix Form

a substance poisonous to (a part of the body)
kines(i)-
movement, motion
-ectasia, -ectasis
compound suffix form
dilation, enlargement
-ectomy
compound suffix form
surgical excision; removal of all (total excision) or part (partial excision) of an organ
-gen
compound suffix form
substance that produces (something
-genesis
compound suffix form
formation, origin
-genic
compound suffix form
causing, producing, caused
-genous
compound suffix form
by, produced by o in
-gram
compound suffix form
a record of the activity of an organ (oftan an x-ray)
-graph
compound suffix form
an instrument for recording the activity of an organ
-graphy
compound suffix form
1) the recording of the activity of an organ
2) a descriptive treatise (on a subject)
-lysis
compound suffix form
dissolution, reduction, decomposition, disintegration
-lytic
compound suffix form
pertaining to dissolution or decomposition, disintegration (forms adjectives from words ending in -lysis)
-pathy
compound suffix form
disease
-ptosis
compound suffix form
dropping, sagging, prolapse (of an organ or part)
-rrhagia
compound suffix form
profuse discharge, hemorrhage
-rrhea
compound suffix form
profuse discharge, excessive secretion
-rrhexis
compound suffix form
bursting (of tissues), rupture
-scope
compound suffix form
an instrument for examining
-scopy
compound suffix form
examination
-tome
compound suffix form
a surgical instrument for cutting
-tomy
compound suffix form
surgical incision