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a latin-devrived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, located in:
bronchi-al parenter-al
hypogloss-al psychologic-al
formes names of ezymes:
amyl-ase lip-ase lact-ase malt-ase
-asia, -asis
(rare): form abstract nouns: state, condition:
metachrom-asia xer-asia phlegm-asia bepharochal-asia
forms abstract nouns: state, condition. The combining form of nouns ending in -ema is -emat-: emphys-ema emphys-emat-ous
forms abstract nouns: state, condition, procedure:
amniocent-esis diur-esis
forms adjectives, often from nouns ending in -esis: pertaining to:
diaphor-etic gen-etic
-ics, -itics
form nouns indicating a particular science or study: science or study of:
geriatr-ics pediatr-ics
forms abstract nouns: state,condition, quality:
astigmat-ism thyroid-ism
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 nemat-ode
forms abstract nouns: usually tumor: occasionally disease. The combining form of nouns ending in -oma is -omat: the plural often in -omata:
carcin-oma carcin-omat-osis
a Latin-derived edjectival suffix: also used to form names of chemical substances: full of, resembling:
ventr-ose fruct-ose gluc-ose
a latin-derived adjectival suffix: pertaining to, characterized by, full of:
bili-ous venom-ous
forms adjectives: pertianing to, located in: words ending in -ic can be used as both adjectives and nouns, and as nouns, often indicate a drug or agent:
gastr-ic tox-ic
a latin-forming ending: condition, person (sometimes as a malformed fetus:
microphthalm-us tetan-us
a commonly used greek-derived suffix that means "to make, become, cause to be, subject to, engage in":
hypnot-ize internal-ize