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JW - Suffixes

Medical Terminology Suffixes

-ac, -al, -ar,- ary,- eal, -ic, -ous, -tic pertaining to
-algia,- cynia pain
-asthenia without strength
-cele pouching or hernia
-cyesis pregnancy
-ectasis expansion or dilation
-ectomy removal
-edema swelling
-ema condition
-emisis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-esthenia lack of sensation
-genic origin or production
-gram record
-graph recording instrument
-graphy recording process
-ia, -ism condition of
-iasis condition, formation of
-iatry treatment
-icle, -ole, -ula, -ule small
-itis inflammation
-ium tissue or structure
-lepsy seizure
-lith stone, calculus
-logy, -ology study of
-lysis breaking down or dissolution
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-meter measuring instrument
-metry measuring process
-mycosis fungal infection
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia, -opsia vision
-osis abnormal condition
-osmia smell
-paresis partial paralysis
-pathy disease
-penia decrease
-pepsia digestion
-phagia swallowing
-phasia speech
-philia attraction for
-phobia fear
-plasia formation, development
-plasty surgical repair or reconstruction
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-pnea breathing
-rrhage to burst forth
-rrhea discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-scope examination instrument
-scopy examination
-spasm involuntary contraction
-stasis stop or stand
-tocia childbirth, labor
-tomy incision
-toxic poison
-tropea to turn
-tropic stimulate
-trophy nutrition, growth
-y condition, process of
Created by: JWinberry