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Med Terms Suffixes

Phlebotomy medical terms Suffixes (end of word)

-able capable of, able to
-ac pertaining to
-ago attack, diseased state or condition
-agra excessive pain, seizure, attack of severe pain
-aise comfort, ease
-al pertaining to
-algesic painful
-ar pertaining to
-arche beginning
-ary pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-blast embryonic, immature
-cele tumor, cyst, hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cidal pertaining to death
-cide causing death
-clasis, -clast break
-clysis irrigation, washing
-crasisa a mixture or blending
-crit separate
-cytic pertaining to a cell
-cytosis condition of cells
-dema swelling (fluid)
-desis bind, tie together, surgical fixation of bone or joint
-duct opening
-dynia pain
-eal pertaining to
-ectasia, -ectasis stretching, dilation, enlargement
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out, excision
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood, blood condition
-esis state or abnormal condition
-esthesia sensation or felling
-exia, -exis condition
-ferent carrying
-form form, figure, shape
-fuge to drive away
-gene production, origin, formation
-genesis, [genic producing, forming
-genous producing
-grade go
-gram tracing, picture, record
-graph instrument for recording, picture
-graphy process of recording a picture or record
-ia state or condition
-iac pertaining to
-iasis condition, pathologic state, abnormal condition
-ible able to be, capable of being
-ic pertaining to
-ific making, producing
-iform shaped or formed like, resembling
-igo attack, diseased condition
-ile capable of (being), able to, pertaining to
-ism state of, condition
-istis, -itis inflammation
-ium structure, tissue
-kinesis motion
-lith stone, calculus
-lithiasis presence of stones
-lysis setting free, break down, separation, destruction
-lyst agent that causes lysis or loosening
-lytic reduce, destroy
-mania obsessive, preoccupation
-magaly large, great, extreme, enlargement
-meter measure
-necrosis death of tissue
-oid like, resembling
-ologist specialist
-ology the science or study of
-oma tumor, neoplasm
-osis disease, an abnormal condition
-ostomosis, -ostomy surgically creating a mouth or opening
-otomy cutting, surgical incision
-ous pertaining to
-paresis partial or incomplete paralysis
-pathic pertaining to, affected by disease
-penia lack, deficiency, too few
-pexy surgical fixtation, to put in place
-phage one that eats, a cell that destroys
-phagia eating, swelling
-phasia speak or speech
-pheresis removal
-phoresis carrying, transmission
-phoria to bear, carry, feeling, mental state
-phylactic protective, preventive
-phylaxis protection
-physis to grow
-plasia formaion, development, growth
-plasm formative material of cells
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia stroke, paralysis, palsy
-plegic paralysis, one affected with paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-porosis passage, porous condition
-praxia action, condition concerning the performance of movements
-ptosis drooping, sagging, prolapse, dropping down
-ptsis spitting
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhapy suturing, stitching
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sarcoma tumor, cancer
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-scopy see, visual examination
-stalsis contraction
-statis stopping, controlling
-stenosis narrowing, tightening, stricture of a duct or canal
-stomosis, stomy furnish with a mouth or outlet, new opening
-tic pertaining to
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy cutting, incision
-tripsy crushing stone
-tropic having an affinity for, turning toward
-uresis urination
-uria urination, urine
-us thing
-version to turn
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