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medicalterm suffixes


-able capable of
-ible capable of
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ive pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-algia pain
-cele hernia (protrusion of organ through it's containing wall)
-centesis procedure to aspirate fluid
-ectasia dilation
-ectasis dilation
-ectomy excision or removal
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood
-genic beginning/producing
-genesis beginning/producing
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-iasis condition
-ism condition
-ist one who
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement/motion
-kinesis movement/motion
-logist specialist
-logy study of
-lysis loosening/freeing/breaking apart/destroying
-lytic pertaining to destruction
-malacia softening
-mania preoccupation
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument to measure
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-osis condition
-ous pertaining to/ characterized by
-pathy disease or abnormality
-penia deficiency
-pexy surgical fixation
-phagia eating/swallowing
-phagic eating/swallowing
-phagy eating/swallowing
-phasia speech
-phobia abnormal fear
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-rrhage excessive flow or discharge
-rrhagia excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-scopy examination with an instrument
-spasm twitching
-stasis stopping
-stomy forming of an opening
-tome an instrument for cutting
-tomy incision (cutting into)
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophic nutrition
-trophy nutrition
Created by: sdunaway