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1

What does the suffix "-ectomy" mean?

Surgical Removal

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What does the suffix "-pexy" mean?

Suture to Stabilize

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What does the suffix "-plasty" mean?

Surgical Repair

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What does the suffix "-stomy" mean?

Surgically Created Opening

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What does the suffix "-centesis" mean?

Surgical Puncture to Remove Fluid or Gas

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What does the suffix "-gram" mean?

Record of

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What does the suffix "-graph" mean?

Instrument that Records

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What does the suffix "-graphy" mean?

Procedure that Records

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What does the suffix "-lysis" mean?

Separation/Breakdown

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What does the suffix "-scope" mean?

Instrument to Visually Examine

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What does the suffix "-scopy" mean?

Procedure to Visually Examine

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What does the suffix "-therapy" mean?

Treatment

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What does the suffix "-rrhagia" mean?

Bursting Forth

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What does the suffix "-rrhaphy" mean?

To Suture

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What does the suffix "-rrhea" mean?

Flow/Discharge

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What does the suffix "-rrhexis" mean?

Rupture

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What does the suffix "-itis" mean?

Inflammation

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What does the suffix "-algia" mean?

Pain

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What does the suffix "-malacia" mean?

Abnormal Softening

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What does the suffix "-megaly" mean?

Enlargement

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What does the suffix "-osis" mean?

Abnormal Condition

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What does the suffix "-pathy" mean?

Disease

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What does the suffix "-sclerosis" mean?

Abnormal Hardening

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What does the suffix "-um" mean?

Structure

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What does the suffix "-rrhage" mean?

Bursting Forth

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What does the suffix "-dynia" mean?

Pain

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What does the suffix "-tomy" mean?

Cutting Into

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What does the suffix "-penia" mean?

Deficiency/Reduction in Number

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What does the suffix "-logy" mean?

Study of

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What does the suffix "-plasia" mean?

Growth of Cell Tissue and Number