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Purple Module

Purple Module Terminology - Suffixes

-acusia -acusis -cusia -cusis hearing
-al -ary -ous pertaining to
-algesia -algia -dynia pain
-asthenia weakness, debility
-cele hernia/swelling
-ceps head
-ectomy excision, removal
-esthesia feeling
-ferent to carry
-glia glue, neurological tissue
-graphy process of reading
-ia condition
-ion the act of
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement
-lalia speech, babble
-lepsy seizure
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lucent to shine, clear
-lysis separation, destruction
-malacia softening
-metry act of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia -opsia vision
-osis abnormal condition
-paresis partial paralysis
-pathy disease
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-phoria feeling (mental state)
-plegia paralysis
-plexy stroke
-ptosis prolapse
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual exam
-social society
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-taxia order, coordination
-tropia stimulate
Created by: Barbara Ross