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Suffixes

TermDefinition
-asthenia without feeling or sensation
-tome cutting instrument
-pexy surgical fixation
-centesis surgical puncture
-(r)rhaphy suture
-opia vision
-kinesia movement
-tonia muscle tone
-pod foot
-coccus round
-tropia;-tropian to turn;turning
-cusis;-cusia hearing
-tropin stimulating effect of a hormone
-metry to measure
-ectomy surgical removal;excision
-plasty surgical repair
-arche beginning;onset
-desis binding together
-phasia speech
-tripsy crushing;friction
-(o)stomy create a new opening
-(o)tomy incision into
-estasia;-ectasis stretching;dilation
-malacia softening
-algia pain
-scope instrument of viewing
-oid like;resembling
-cele hernia;herniation
-(r)rhexis rupture
-(r)hage;-(r)rhagia bursting forth of blood
-ptysis spitting up
-tropin nourish;develop;stimulate
-stenosis narrowing;tightening
-ia;-iasis abnormal condition
-tresia opening
-gram record;picture
-paresis slight paralysis
-pathy disease
-pepsia digestion
-osis abnormal condition
-crit to separate
-poiesis formation
-globin;-globulin protein
-crine to secrete
-cytosis condition of cells
-stasis control;stop
-emesis vomiting
-scopy process of viewing
-lysis;-lytic breakdown;destruction
-gen;-genesis;-genic forming;producting
-phoresis carrying;transmission
-oma tumor
-somnia sleep
-ous pertaining to
-ptosis drooping;sagging;prolapse
-thorax chest;pleural cavity
-plegia paralysis
-trophy growth;development
-(r)rhea flow;discharge
-itis inflammation
-sclerosis hardening
-spasm contraction;twitching
-phoria feeling;mental state
-cyte cell
-phagia eating;swallowing
-(o)logist specialist
-graph instrument for recording
-ac;-al;-ar;-ary pertaining to
-(o)olgy study of
-phonia voice;sound
-iac;-ic pertaining to
-dynia pain
-therapy treatment
-phobia abnormal fear
-graphy process of recording
-emia blood condition
-version to turn
-tocia labor;birth
-penia decreased number
-megaly enlargement
-pnea breathing
Created by: kimberli1989