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Common Medical Suffixes

-cyte cell
-phagia swallow, eat or drink
-pathy disease
-itis inflammation
-oma tumor, mass
-algia pain
-ad towards, in the direction of
-malacia softening
-plegia paralysis
-asthenia weakness
-crine to secrete
-dynia pain
-ectomy surgical removal
-ectasis expansion and dilation
-gram picture or record
-lepsy attack or seizure
-iatry study of medicine
-meter instrument for measuring
-plasty plastic repair
-osis abnormal condition
-scopy visual examination
-pexy surgical fixation
-ostomy surgically create an opening
-otomy cutting into, incision
-ology study of
-lysis destruction or breakdown of
-algesia sensitivity to pain
-apheresis removal
-assay to examine, analyze
-cele hernia, protrusion
-lith stone
-cytosis abnormal cell condition
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of the blood
-lytic destruction
-megaly enlargement, large
-penia too few
-phobia fear
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardened condition
-spasm involuntary muscle contrations
-stasis stopping
-stenosis narrowing
-uria condition of the urine
-clasia surgical breaking
-desis surgical fixation
-rrhaphy suture
-tripsy crushing
-centesis punture to withdraw fluid
-grapgy process of recording
-scope instrument for viewing
-derma skin condition
-esthesia feeling, sensation
-kinesia movement
-opia vision
-osmia sense of smell
-oxia oxygen
-partum birth, labor
-pepsia digestion
-pena breathing
-therapy treatment
-poiesis formation
-phasia speech
-genic producing
-nanometer instrument for measuring pressure
-iatrist physician
-dipsia thirst
-ptysis spitting up, coughing
-ule small
-trophy nourishment, development
-cyesis pregnancy
-porosis porous
Created by: Wolkowski