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Chapter 3 Suffixes

Chapter 3

-a a noun ending ex. cyanoderma
-emia blood condition ex. hyperglycemia
-ia condition ex. paraplegia
-iatry medical treatment, medical profession ex. podiatry
-ion action, process ex. conduction
-ism condition ex. hirsutism
-ist practitioner ex. pharmacist
-ole small or little ex. ateriole
-osis condition ex. cyanosis
-tion process of ex. relaxation
-y y is a noun ending ex. myopathy
-ac pertaining to ex. cardiac
-al pertaining to ex. duodenal
-ar pertaining to ex. ventricular
-ary pertaining to; relating to ex. pulmonary
-eal pertaining to ex. esophageal
-ic pertaining to ex. thoracic
-ical pertaining to (combination of ic & al) ex. neurological
-oid resembling ex. mucoid
-ous pertaining to ex. venous
-tic pertaining to ex. cyanotic
-ician specialist in a field of study ex. obstetrician
-iatrics relating to medicine, physicians, or medical treatment ex. psychiatry
-iatry medical treatment, medical profession ex. psychiatry
-iatrist one who treats; a physician ex. psychiatrist
-ian specialist in a field of study ex. geritrician
-ist practitioner ex. pharmacist
-logist one who specializes in the study of ex. biologist
-logy the study of ex. biology
-centesis surgical puncture ex. amniocentesis
-clasis crushing or breaking up ex. osteoclasis
-ectomy surgical removal ex. appendectomy
-gram record or picture ex. electrocardigram
-graph an instrument used to record ex. electrocardiograph
-graphy process of recording ex. electrocardiography
-lysis destruction or detachment ex. dialysis
-meter an instrument used to measure ex. pelvimeter
-metry the process of measuring ex. pelvimetry
-pexy surgical fixation ex. colpopexy
-plasty surgical repair ex. rhinoplasty
-rrhapy suturing ex. nephrorrhaphy
-scope an instrument used to view ex. ophthalmoscope
-scopy the process of viewing with a scope ex. ophthalmoscopy
-stomy the surgical creation of an opening. ex. colostomy
-tomy incision into ex. phelbotomy
-cyte cell ex. leukocyte
-dynia pain ex. cephalodynia
-ectasia stretching or dilatation ex. gastrectasia
-genesis generating; formation ex. lithogenesis
-genic pertaining to, formation, producing ex. lithogenic
-gravida pregnancy ex. multigravida
-iasis presence of abnormal condition ex. cholelithiasis
-iatrician one who treats; physician ex. pediatrician
-lepsy seizure, attack ex. narcolepsy
-lith stone ex. rhinolith
-lithiasis presence or formation of stones ex. cholethiasis
-lytic destruction ex. keratolytic
-mania a mental disorder; a madness ex. megalomania
-megaly enlargement ex. cardiomegaly
-oma tumor ex. lipoma
-opia visual condition ex. myopia
-pathy disease ex. adenopathy
-penia decrease in; deficiency ex. leukocytopenia
-philia attracted to ex. necrophilia
-phobia abnormal fear ex. necrophobia
-plasia formation or development ex. hyperplasia
-plegia paralysis ex. hemiplehia
-pnea breathing ex. dyspnea
-ptosis drooping or prolapse ex. colpoptosis
rrhagia excessive flow or discharge ex. gastrorrhagia
-rrhea discharge, flow ex. rhinorrhea
-rrhexis rupture ex. arteriorrhexis
-stasis stopping or controlling ex. hemostasis
-tripsy intentional crushing ex. lithotripsy
-ula small, little ex. macula
-uria a characteristic of urine ex. hematuria
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