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8.2 Suffixes

Suffixes of Female Reproductive System

-ad toward; in the direction of
-al pertaining to
-amnios amniotic fluid
-an pertaining to
-ant pertaining to
-ante forward; before
-ancy state of
-ar pertaining to
-arche a beginning
-ary pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
-body a structure or thing
-centesis procedure to puncture
-cele hernia
-cyte cell
-duct duct (tube)
-ectomy surgical excision
-emesis condition of vomiting
-emia condition of the blood; substance in the blood
-emic pertaining to a condition of the blood or substance in the blood
-ery process of
-esis a process
-form having the form of
-gen that which produces
-gram a record or picture
-graphy process of recording
-gravida pregnancy
-ia condition;state; thing
-iasis state of; process of
-ic pertaining to
-ician a skilled professional or expert
-in a substance
-ine pertaining to
-ion action; condition
-ist someone who specializes in
-itis inflammation of; infection of
-ive pertaining to
-ization process of making, creating, or inserting
-logy the study of
-ment action; state
-nate thing that is born
-oid resembling
-ol chemical substance
-oma (pl.-omata) tumor; mass
-opsy process of viewing
-or person or thing that produces or does
-ory having the function of
-osis condition; abnormal condition; process
-ous pertaining to
-pause cessation
-pexy process of surgically fixing in place
-plasty process of reshaping by surgery
-pnea breathing
-probe rodlike instrument
-rrhaphy procedure of suturing
-rrhea flow; discharge
-salpinx uterine (fallopian) tube
-scope process of using an instrument to examine
-sis process; condition; abnormal condition
-some a body
-therapy treatment
-tic pertaining to
-tomy process of cutting or making an incision
-ule small thing
-um a structure; period of time
-verse to travel; to turn
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