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Quick & EasyMT Ch 2

Quick and Easy MT Ch 2 Writing Terms with Suffixes and Combining Forms

-er one who
-ist one who
-iatrician practitioner
-logist one who studies, specialist
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-logic pertaining to
-logical pertaining to
-iatrics medical profession or treatment
-iatry medical profession or treatment
-logy study or science of
cardi/o heart
crin/o to secrete
dermat/o skin
esthesi/o feeling or sensation
gastro/o stomach
enter/o intestines, small intestine
ger/a elderly
ger/o elderly
geront/o elderly
gynec/o female
immun/o immune
ne/o new
nat/o birth
neur/o nerve
obstetr/o midwife
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
orth/o straight
ped/o child, sometimes foot
ot/o ear
laryng/o larynx
path/o disease
psych/o mind
radi/o radiation (sometimes radius)
rheumat/o rheumatism
rhin/o nose
ur/o urinary tract (sometimes urine)
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate or remove fluid
-ectomy excision - surgical removal or cutting out
-lysis process of loosening, freeing, or destroying
-pexy surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture (uniting a wound by stitches)
-scopy visual examination with a lighted instrument
-stomy formation of an opening
-tome an instrument used for cutting
-tomy incision (cutting into tissue)
-tripsy surgical crushing
aden/o gland
angi/o vessel
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
bi/o life or living
blephar/o eyelid
cerebr/o brain
encephal/o brain
chir/o hand
col/o colon (or large intestine)
cutane/o skin
derm/a skin
dermat/o skin
faci/o face
hepat/o liver
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
muscul/o muscle
my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow or spinal cord
oste/o bone
pulm/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
pneum/o lungs, sometimes air or gas
pneumon/o lungs
vas/o vessel
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-cele hernia
-ectasia dilation or stretching of a structure or part
-ectasis dilation or stretching of a structure or part
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia condition of the blood
-ia condition
-iasis condition
-itis inflammation
-lith stone or calculus
-malacia soft, softening
-mania excessive preoccupation
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-phobia abnormal fear
-ptosis prolapse (sagging)
-rrhage excessive bleeding (hemorrhage)
-rrhagia excessive bleeding (hemorrhage)
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm twitching, cramp
-stasis stopping, controlling
-able capable or, able to
-ible capable or, able to
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ive pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-eum membrane
-ium membrane
-iac one who suffers
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-ous pertaining to or characterized by
-y state or condition
amyl/o starch
glyc/o sugar
hemat/o blood
lact/o milk
lip/o fat
lith/o stone
micro- small
muc/o mucus
prote/o protein
protein/o protein
pyr/o fire
Created by: MrsSlagter