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Suffixes ;

Chapter 3 Suffixes!

-ad toward, increase
-algesia sensitivity to pain
-algia pain
-centesis surgical puncture
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-estasia stretching or dilation
-cide to kill; to destroy
-ectomy surgical removal
-emia blood condition
-ography process of recording
-genesis generating; formation
-iatrist one who treats; a physician
-ion action; progress
-ic pertaining to
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-cele swelling or herniation
-ar pertaining to
-itis inflammation
-lepsy seizure; attack
-lith stone
-lithiasis presence or formation of stones
-logy the study of
-ologist one who specializes in the study of
-lysis destruction or detachment
-mania a mental disorder; a madness
-megaly enlargement
-meter an instrument used to measure
-metry the process of measuring
-oid resembling
-ole small or little
-oma tumor
-opia visual condition
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia decrease in; deficiency
-pexy surgical fixation
-philia attracted to
-phobia abnormal fear
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptosis drooping or prolapse
-rrhaphy suturing
-rrhea discharge; flow
-rrhexis rupture
-tomy incision into
-stomy the surgical creation of a new opening
-tripsy intentional crushing
-ate something that...
-er one who
-ism condition
-tion process of
-ician pertaining to
-scopy the process of viewing with a scope
-blast embryonic stage of development
-clasis crushing or breaking up
-desis binding or surgical fusion
-gravida pregnancy
-us a suffix that identifies singular nouns
Plural for -a -ae
Plural for -ax -aces
Plural for -is -es
Plural for -ix, ex, or yx -ices
Plural for -on -a
Plural for -um -a
Plural for -us -i
Plural for -ma -mata
Created by: kmariemurray