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Unformatted text preview: -plasty to reform or repair rhinoplasty - reform the nose-rraphy to suture, sew ateriorraphy - suture an artery-scopy to view otoscope - instrument to view ear 6. Other Suffixes Used in Anatomy Suffix Meaning Example____________________________-algia pain neuralgia - nerve pain-cide kill or destroy germicide - substance that kills germs-emia of the blood cholesterolemia - cholesterol in the blood-gram writing or record electrocardiogram - record of heart action-graph recording instrument electrocardiograph - records the heart-itis inflammation appendicitis - appendix inflammation-ology the study of ophthalmology - study of the eye-oma tumor lymphoma - tumor of lymphatics-orrhea flow menorrhea - flow during menstruation-malacia soft osteomalacia - bone softening-phasia speech dysphasia - slurred or blunted speech-phobia fear arachnophobia - fear of spiders...
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