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Chapter3-MTSuffixes

Medical Terminology- Suffixes

TermDefinition
-a noun ending
-ac pertaining to
-ad toward
-al pertaining to
-algesia sensitivity to pain
-algia pain; suffering
-an characteristic of
-ar pertaining to
-arche beginning
-ary pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-assay to evaluate
-asthenia loss of strength
-ate something that
-blast embryonic stage of development
-capina condition of carbon dioxide in he blood
-cele swelling; herniation
-centesis surgical procedure
-cide to kill; to destroy
-clasis crushing; breaking up
-clast, -clastic to break
-crine secrete
-cyesis pregnancy
-cyte cell
-cythemia condition involving the cells of the blood
-desis binding or surgical fusion
-dipsia thirst
-drome that which runs together
-dynia pain
-e noun ending
-eal pertaining to
-ectasia stretching or dialation
-ectic pertaining to
-ectomy surgical removal
-emesis to vomit
-emia blood
-er one who
-es noun ending
-esis condition of
-esthesia sensation or feeling
-gen producing; forming
-gene producing; forming
-genesis producing; forming
-genic producing; forming
-globin containing protein
Created by: tirapoo2014