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my medical suffix

Medical terminology suffixes

ac, al, ar, ary, eal, ial, ic, ous pertaing to
agra excessive pain
algia pain
apheresis removal
ase enzyme
asthenia weakness
atresia absence of a normal body opening; occlusion closure
capnia carbon dioxide
cele hernia; protrusion
centesis surgical punture to aspirate fluid
cidal killing
clasia, clasis, clast break
clysis irrigating; washing
coccus (pl. cocci) berry shaped (a form of bacterium)
crine separate; secrete
crit to separate
cyte cell
desis surgical fixation; fusion
drome run; running
ectasis stretching out; dilatation; expansion
ectomy excision or surgical removal
ectopia displacement
emesis vomiting
emia blood condition
er, ician one who
esis, iasis condition
gen substance or agent that produces or causes
genesis origin; cause
genic producing; origibating; causing
gram record; x-ray film
graph instrument used to record
graphy process of recording; x-ray filming
ia condition of diseased or abnormal state
iatry physician; treatment
ictal seizure; attack
ism state of
itis inflammation
lepsy seizure
lysis loosening; dissolution; separating
lytic destroy; reduce
malacia softening
mania madness; insane desire
megaly enlargement
meter instrument used to measure
metry measurement
morph form; shape
odia smell
odynia pain
oid resembling
ologist one who studies & practices (specialist)
ology study of
oma tumor; swelling
opia vision (condition)
opsy to view
oorhagia rapid flow of blood
orrhaphy suturing; repairing
orrhea low; excessive discharge
orrhexis rupture
osis abnormal condition (means increased when used with blood cell word roots)
ostomy creation of an artifical opening
otomy cut into or incision
oxia oxygen
paresis slighht paralysis
pathy disease
penia abnormal reduction in number
pepsia digestion
pexy surgical fixation; suspension
phagia eating; swallowing
philia, phily love
phobia abnormal fear o or aversion to specific objects or things
phonia sound or voice
phoria feeling
physis growth
plasia formation; development; a growth
plasm growth; substance; formation
plasty plastic or surgical repair
plegia paralysis
pnea breathing
poiesis formation
porosis passage
prandial meal
praxia in front of; before
ptosis dropping; sagging; prolapse
ptysis spitting
salpinx falloian tube
sarcoma malignant tumor
schisis split; fissure
sclerosis hardening
scope instrument used for visual examination
scopy, scopic visual examination
sepsis infection
sis state of
spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
stasis control; stop
stalsis contraction
st constriction; narrowing
thorax chest
tocia birth; labor
tome instrument used to cut
tripsy surgical crushing
trophy nourishment
ule little
uria urine; urination
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