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pertaining to

  • -ac
  • -al
  • -ar
  • -ary
  • -ic
  • -ine
  • -ive
  • -ous
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suffixes for a process

  1. ation-
  2. ion
  1. being; having; process
  2. action; condition
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disease

-ia

condition; state; thing

4

disease

-ism

disease from specific cause; process

5

disease

-itis

infection of; inflammation of

6

disease

megaly

enlargement

7

disease

-oma

mass; tumor

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disease

-osis

abnormal condition; process

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disease

-pathy

disease

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procedure

-ectomy

surgical removal

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procedure

-gram

picture; record

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procedure

-graphy

process of recording

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procedure

-metry

process of measuring

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procedure

-scope

instrument used to examine

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procedure

scopy

process of being an instrument to examine

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procedure

-tomy

process of making an incision

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medical specialty or specialist

-iatry

medical treatment

psychiatry: medical treatment (for the) mind

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medical specialty or specialist

-ics

knowledge; practice

obstetrics: knowledge and practice (of) pregnancy and childbirth

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medical specialty or specialist

-ist

person who specializes in; thing that specializes in

therapist: person who specializes in

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medical specialty or specialist

-logy

study of

cardiology: study of the heart