Suffixes - "Shape, Form & Size"

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-asis

formation, presence of

lithiasis - formation of calculi

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-cle

small, ossicle - tiny bone found in the middle ear

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-form

shape or resembling

vermiform - resembling a worm, worm-shaped

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-megaly

enlargement

hepatomegaly - enlargement of the liver

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-ole

small

arteriole - small artery

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-penia

abnormal reduction or lack of

cytopenia - a reduction or lack of cellular elements in the blood

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-plasia

formation

achondroplasia - without cartilage formation, a common cause of dwarfism

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-poiesis

formation

hematopoiesis - the process of formation and development of blood cells

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-trophy

development

dystrophy - abnormal growth or development of a tissue or organ

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-ula

small

fistula - a small channel or passageway that develops between organs

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-ule

small

pustule - a small raised area of skin containing pus such as acne