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Human Phys Suffixes

suffixes for anatomy & physiology

TermDefinition
-able capable of, having ability to
-ac, al pertaining to
-algia painful condition
-an, ian pertaining to
-ant having the characteristics of
-ary connected to
-asis, asia, esis, osis condition or state of
-asthenia weakness
-action process, action, condition
-centesis puncture
-cid, cide, cis cut, kill, destroy
-ectomize, ectomy excision of, removal of
-emia condition of the blood
-esthesia sensation, feeling
-fer carry
-gen agent that produces or originates
-genic producing
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-ia state, condition
-ics art of, science of
-ism condition, state
-itis inflammation
-logy the study of or the science of
-lysis dissolution, loosening, destruction
-malacia softening
-megaly enlarged
-mers, -meres parts
-oma tumor
-osis condition, disease
-osotomy create an opening
-otomy sugical incision
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-philic to like, have an affinity for
-phobia fear of, aversion to
-plasia, -plasty forming, molding
-pnea breath
-poiesis formation of, making of
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage bursting forth, abnormal discharge
-rrhea flow, discharge
-scope instrument used for viewing
-stomy creation of a mouth or opening
-tomy cutting into, incision into
-tripsy crushing, or fragmenting
-trophy relating to nutrition or growth
-uria urin
Created by: phiaaa