Medical Suffixes

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-ac

pertaining to

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-al

pertaining to

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-ar

pertaining to

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-ary

pertaining to

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-ic

pertaining to

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-ine

pertaining to

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-ive

pertaining to

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-ous

pertaining to

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-ation

a process; being or having

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-ion

action; condition

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-ia

condition; state; thing

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-ism

process; disease from a specific cause

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-itis

inflammation of; infection of

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oma

tumor; mass

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-osis

condition; abnormal condition; process

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-pathy

disease

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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-gram

record or picture

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-graphy

process of recording

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-metry

process of measuring

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-scope

instrument used to examine

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-scopy

process of using instrument to examine

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-stomy

surgically created opening

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-therapy

treatment

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-tomy

process of cutting or making an incision

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-iatry

medical treatment

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-ics

knowledge; practice

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-ist

one who specializes in

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-logy

the study of

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