Medical terms - suffix

Medical terms - suffix - Term Definition-al-ac"pertaining...

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Term: -al, -ac Definition: "pertaining to; intestinal: pertaining to the intestines" Term: -algia Definition: "pain; neuralgia; nerve pain" Term: -aps,-apt Definition: "fit; fasten synapse: fasten together" Term: -arche Definition: "beginning; origin menarche: first menstruation" Term: -ase Definition: "signifies an enzyme; lipase: enzyme that acts on lipids"
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Term: -blast Definition: "sprout; make osteoblast: bone maker" Term: -centesis Definition: "a piercing; amniocentesis: piercing the amniotic sac" Term: -cide Definition: "to kill; fungicide: fungus killer" Term: -clast Definition: "release; secrete endocrine: secrete within" Term: -ectomy Definition: "a cutting out; appendectomy: removal of the appendix"
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Term: -emia Definition: "refers to blood condition; hypercholesterolemia: high blood cholesterol level" Term: -emesis Definition: "vomiting; hematemesis: vomiting blood" Term: -flux Definition: "flow; reflux: backflow" Term: -gen Definition: "creates; forms lactogen: milk producer" Term: -genesis Definition: "creation, production; oogenesis: egg production"
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Term: -gram* Definition: "something written; electroencephalogram: record of brain's electrical activity" Term: -graph(y)* Definition: "to write, draw; electrocardiograph: apparatus that records the heart's electrical activity" Term: -hydrate Definition: "containing H2O (water); dehydration: loss of water" Term: -ia, -isia
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