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Terminology Suffixes

Able, ible, ble the power to be
ac pertaining to
al pertaining to
algia pain
ase forms the name of an enzyme
blast designates a cell or structure
cele denoting a swelling
centesis denoting a puncture
cyte cell
ectomy excision
emia blood condition
esthesia denoting sensation
gene, genesis, genetic, genic denoting production, origin
gram a tracing, a mark
graph a writing, a record
ia condition
iasis denoting a condition or pathologic state
ic pertaining to
ist one who specializes in
itis inflammation
logy process of study
oid denoting form or resemblance
oma tumor, mass
opsy process of viewing
osis abnormal condition
ostomosis, ostomy, stomy to furnish with an opening or mouth
plasty denoting molding or shaping
rhagia, rhagic denoting discharge, usually bleeding
rhaphy meaning suturing or stitching
rhea meaning a flow or discharge
scope instrument to visually examine
scopy process of visually examining
sis state of condition
tome, tomy instrument to cut, process of cutting
Created by: tumatoh



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