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-al
a Latin-derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, located in:
bronchi-al; parenter-al
-ase
forms names of enzymes:
amyl-ase; lip-ase
-asia,-asis
form abstract nouns: state, condition:
metachron-asia; xer-asia
-ema
forms abstract nouns: state, condition. The combining form of nouns ending in -ema is emat-:
emphys-ema; emphys-emat-ous
-esis
forms abstract nouns: state, condition, procedure:
amniocent-esis; diur-esis.
-etic
forms adjectives, often from nouns ending in -esis: petaining to:
diaphor-etic; gen-etic.
-ics, -tics
forms nouns ending a particular science or study: science or study:
geniatr-ics; ortho-tics
-ism
forms abstract nouns: state, condition, quality:
astigmat-ism; phototrop-ism
-ismus
forms abstract nouns: state, condition, muscular spasm:
esophag-ismus; strab-ismus
-oid, (rarely)-ode,-id
form both nouns and adjectives indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblance:
like, resembling:
aden-oid; lip-oid
-oma
forms abstract nouns: usually tumor; occasionally disease. The combining form of nouns ending in-oma is -omat; the plural often is -omata:
carin-oma; xanth-oma
-ose
a Latin-dirived adjectival suffix: also used to form names of chemical substances: full of, resembling:
venr-ose; fruct-ose
-ous
a Latin-dirived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, characerized by, full of:
bili-ous; ven-ous
-tics
form nouns indicating a particular science or study: science of study:
ortho-tics; therapeu-tics
-us
a Latin noun-forming eninding: condition, person ( sometimes a malformed fetus):
hypthalam-us; tetan-us
-ize
a commonly used Greek-derived suffix that means "to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in."
hypnot-ize; interna-ize