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Medical Terminology Suffixes

-algesia pain
-algia pain
-arche beginning
-ase enzyme
-asthenia weakness
-capnia carbon dioxide
-cele hernia; protrusion, swelling
-centesis puncture
-cide to kill
-clasis break, fracture
-clysis injection
-crit to separate
-cusis hearing
-cyesis pregnancy
-cyte cell
-desis fixation, binding (of a bone or joint)
-dynia pain
-ectasis dilation; stretching, expansion
-ectomy removal; excision
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood
-gen born, or producing
-genesis, genic producing, forming, origin
-glia glue
-globin protein
-gnosis knowledge
-gram record, a writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-iasis abnormal condition (usually produced by something specific)
-ic pertaining to
-icle small
-ist one who specializes
-itis inflammation
-kinesis movement, motion
-lith stone, calculus
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis breaking up; separation, destruction
-malacia softening
-mania madness
-megaly enlargement
-metry act of measuring
-meter instrument for measuring
-mnesia memory
-oid like; resembling
-ole small
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-osis abnormal (morbid) condition, increase (used primarily with blood cells)
-para to bear (offspring)
-paresis partial paralysis
-pathy disease; emotion
-penia deficiency, decrease
-pexy fixation; to put in place (of an organ)
-phagia eat; swallow
-phasia speech
-philia attraction for
-phobia fear of
-phonia sound; voice
-plasia development; formation, growth
-plasm formation
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation, production
-ptosis drooping, prolapse, downward displacement
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage, rrhagia burst forth
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy visual inspection
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-stasis stopping; control, standing still
stenosis stricture; narrowing
-stomy new opening, forming an opening
-therapy treatment
-tome instrument for cutting
-tomy incision, cut into
-toxic poison
-tripsy crushing
-trophy nourishment; development
-ula small
-ule small
-uria urine
-version to turn
-y process
Created by: wenchie040