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MA 70 Chapter 1

Suffixes

TermDefinition
-ism condition of being Noun suffix
-tion condition Noun suffix
-ist one who specializes Noun suffix
-er one who Noun Suffix
-ity quality Noun Suffix
-ous possessing, full of, having Adjective suffix
-ac pertaining to Adjective suffix
-al pertaining to Adjective suffix
-ar pertaining to Adjective suffix
-ic pertaining to Adjective suffix
-itic pertaining to Adjective suffix
-otic pertaining to Adjective suffix
-ous pertaining to Adjective suffix
-tic pertaining to Adjective suffix
-centesis surgical puncture to withdraw fluid Surgical Suffix
-clast to break Surgical Suffix
-desis binding, fixation Surgical Suffix
-ectomy removal, excision, to cut out Surgical Suffix
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
-tripsy surgical crushing Surgical Suffix
-tomy incision, to cut into Surgical Suffix
-tome instrument to cut Surgical Suffix
-stomy surgically forming an opening (mouth) Surgical Suffix
-rrhaphy suture Surgical Suffix
-plasty surgical repair Surgical Suffix
-pexy fixation Surgical Suffix
-gram record, writing, picture, image Diagnostic Suffix
-graph instrument for recording Diagnostic Suffix
-graphy process of recording Diagnostic Suffix
-meter instrument for measuring Diagnostic Suffix
-metry act of measuring Diagnostic Suffix
-scope instrument for examining (viewing) Diagnostic Suffix
-scopy visual examination Diagnostic Suffix
-algia, -dynia pain Pathological Suffix
-cele hernia, swelling, protrusion Pathological Suffix
-ectasis dilation, expansion Pathological Suffix
-edema swelling (due fluid retention in interstitial spaces) Pathological Suffix
-emesis vomiting Pathological Suffix
-emia blood condition Pathological Suffix
-iasis abnormal condition (produced by something specific)
-itis inflammation Pathological Suffix
-lith stone, calculus Pathological Suffix
-malacia softening Pathological Suffix
-megaly enlargement Pathological Suffix
-oma tumor, growth, mass Pathological Suffix
-osis abnormal condition; increase (increase is used primarily used with blood cells) Pathological Suffix
-pathy disease Pathological Suffix
-penia decrease, deficiency Pathological Suffix
-phobia fear Pathological Suffix
-plegia paralysis Pathological Suffix
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting (of), excessive flow Pathological Suffix
-rrhea discharge, flow Pathological Suffix
-rrhexis, -rrhexia rupture Pathological Suffix
-stenosis narrowing, stricture Pathological Suffix
-toxic poison Pathological Suffix
-trophy nourishment, development Pathological Suffix
-able ability Adjective suffix
-ible ability Adjective suffix
Greek Singular -on Greek Plural -oa
Greek Singular -ma Greek Plural -mata
Greek Singular Greek Plural -ses
Greek Singular Greek Plural -nges
Latin Singular -a Latin Plural -ae
Latin Singular -en Latin Plural -ina
Latin Singular -on Latin Plural -a
Latin Singular -us Latin Plural -i
Latin Singular -um Latin Plural -a
Latin Singular -is Latin Plural -es
Latin Singular -ex Latin Plural -ices
Latin Singular -ix Latin Plural -ices, es
Latin Singular -y Latin Plural -ies
Latin Singular -ax Latin Plural -aces, es
Created by: leschnei