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Med. Term. Suffixes

Book "Medical Terminology in a Flash"; Suffixes

-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture
-cide destroying, killing
-cidal destroying, killing
-clasis breaking
-clast breaking
-cyte cell
-derma skin
-dipsia thirst
-dynia pain
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy excision, surgical removal
-edema swelling
-emia a condition of the blood
-emesis vomiting
-esthesia sensation
-gen creating, producing
-genesis creating, producing
-gram record
-graph recording instrument
-graphy process of recording
-gravida pregnant women
-ia condition
-ic (-tic) pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-iasis pathological condition or state
-ism condition
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement
-kinesis movement
-lith stone
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis destruction of
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry measurement
-oid resembling
-ole small
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-ory pertaining to
-osis abdominal condition
-ous (-tous) pertaining to
-oxia oxygen
-paresis slight or partial paralysis
-pathy disease
-pause cessation
-penia deficiency
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation
-phage eating, swallowing
-phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-phoria feeling
-plasia formation, growth
-plasm formation, growth
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptosis drooping, prolapse
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhaphy suture, suturing
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument to view
-scopy visual examination
-stasis stopping
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-stomy mouth-like opening
-therapy treatment
-tome cutting instrument
-tomy cutting into, incision
-tripsy crashing
-trophy nourishment or growth
-ule small
-uria urine
Created by: marieHarrington