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Suffixes

TermDefinition
ad toward
algia pain
asthenia weakness
blast immature, forming
cele hernia
cidal destroying, killing
cide destroying, killing
clasis breaking
clast breaking instrument
crine secreting
crit separate
cyte cell
cytosis condition of cells
derma skin
dynia pain
ecstasia expansion; dilation
ectasis expanding; dilating
ectomy removal of
edema swelling
ema condition
emesis vomiting
emia blood
emic relating to blood
esthesia sensation
form in the shape of
gen producing, coming to be
genesis production of
genic producing
globin protein
globulin protein
gram a recording
graph recording instrument
graphy process of recording
iasis pathological condition or state
ic pertaining to
ics treatment, practice, body of knowledge
ism condition, disease, doctrine
itis (p. itides) inflammation
kinesia movement
kinesis movement
lepsy condition of
leptic having seizures
logist one who practices
logy study, practice
lysis destruction of
lytic destroying
malacia softening
mania obsession
megaly enlargement
meter measuring device
metry measurement
oid like, resembling
oma (p. omata) tumor, neoplasm
opia vision
opsia vision
opsy view of
osis (p. oses) condition, state, process
ostomy opening
oxia oxygen
para bearing
paresis slight paralysis
parous producing; bearing
pathy disease
penia deficiency
pepsia digestion
pexy fixation, usually done surgically
phage, phagia, phagy eating, devouring
phasia speaking
pheresis removal
phil attraction; affinity of
philia attraction; affinity of
phobia fear
phonia sound
phoresis carrying
phoria feeling; carrying
phrenia of the mind
phthisis wasting away
phylaxis protection
physis growing
plakia plaque
plasia formation
plastic forming
plasty surgical repair
plegia paralysis
plegic one who is paralyzed
pnea breath
poiesis formation
poietic forming
poietin one that forms
porosis lessening in density
ptosis falling down; drooping
rrhage discharge heavily
rrhagia heavy discharge
rraphy surgical suturing
rrhea a flowing, a flux
rrhexis rupture
schisis splitting
scope instrument (especially one used for observing or measuring)
scopy use of an instrument for observing
somnia sleep
spasm contraction
stalsis contraction
stasis stopping; constant
stat agent to maintain a state
static maintaining a state
stenosis narrowing
stomy opening
tome cutting instrument, segment
tomy cutting operation
trophic nutritional
trophy nutrition
tropia turning
tropic turning toward
tropy condition of turning toward
uria urine
version turning
Created by: Kass.Ignacio