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Section 2 - Suffixes

Common Medical Suffixes

ac, al, ar, ary pertaining to
agra excessive pain
algia pain
apheresis removal
ase enzyme
asthenia weakness
atresia absence of a normal body opening
capnia carbon dioxide
cele hernia, protrusion
centesis surgical puncture, to aspirate fluid
cidal killing
clasia break
clasis break
clast break
clysis irrigating, washing
coccus; (pl. cocci) berryshaped
crine separate; secrete
crit to separate
cyte cell
desis fusion
drome run; running
eal pertaining to
ectasis stretching out
ectomy excision or surgical removal
ectopia displacement
emesis vomiting
emia blood condition
er one who
esis condition
ial pertaining to
iasis condition
ic pertaining to
gen an agent that causes
genesis origin; cause
genic originating
gram record; x-ray film
graph instrument used to record
graphy process of recording
ia condition of abnormal state
iatry treatment
ician one who
ictal attack
ism state of
itis inflammation
lepsy seizure
lysis loosening; separating
lytic reduce
malacia softening
mania insane desire
megaly enlargement
meter measurement
metry measurement
morph form
odia smell
odynia pain
oid resembling
ologist refers to study and practice
ology study of
oma tumor; swelling
opia vision (condition)
opsy to view
oorragia rapid flow of blood
orrhaphy suturing; repairing
orrhea flow, excessive discharge
orrhexis rupture
osis abnormal condition
ostomy creation of an artificial opening
otomy cut into
ous pertaining to
oxia oxygen
paresis slight paralysis
pathy disease
penia reduction in number that isn't expected
pepsia digestion
pexy surgical fixation
phagia swallowing
philia love
phily love
phobia fear of certain objects or things
phonia sound of voice
phoria feeling
physis growth
plasia forming of a growth
plasm substance formation
plasty plastic or surgical repair
plegia paralysis
pnea breathing
poiesis formation
porosis passage
prandial meal
praxia before
ptosis sagging; prolapse
ptysis splitting
salpinx fallopian tube
sarcoma malignant tumor
schisis split
sclerosis hardening
scope instrument for visual examination
scopy visual examination
scopic visual examination
sepsis infection
sis state of
spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
stasis control; stop
stalsis contraction
stenosis narrowing
thorax chest
tome cutting instrument
tocia birth; labor
tripsy surgical crushing
trophy nourishment
ule little
uria urine; urination
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