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MedTerm (Ch. 2)

Ch. 2: Suffixes

-centesis surgical puncture
-clasis to break; surgical fracture
-desis binding, fixation (of a bone or joint)
-ectomy excision, removal
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-gram record, writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry act of measuring
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-cele hernia, swelling
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-gen forming, producing, origin
-genesis forming, producing, origin
-iasis abnormal condition (produced by something specific)
-itis inflammation
-lith stone, calculus
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition; increased (used primarily with blood cells)
-pathy disease
-penia decrease, deficiency
-phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plasia formation, growth
-plasm formation, growth
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis prolapse, downward displacement
-rrhage bursting forth (of)
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal condition of hardening
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-toxic poison
-trophy nourishment, development
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-ile pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-esis condition
-ia condition
-ism condition
-iatry medicine; treatment
-ician specialist
-ist specialist
-y condition; process
-icle small, minute
-ole small, minute
-ule small, minute
-a => -a + e
-ax => -ces
-en => -ina
-is => -es
-ix => -ices
-ex => -ices
-ma => -ma + ta
-on => -a
-um => -a
-us => -i
-y => -ies
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