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Med. Term. Suffixes

Suffixes in Medical Terminology

-stasis controlling, stopping
-gen producing
-poiesis formation
-cyte cell
-globin protein substance
-poietin forming substance
-lysis breaking down
-logy study of
-phil attraction
-thrombin clotting substance
-in substance
-lytic pertaining to breaking down
-e noun ending
-kine movement
-leukin white substance
-osis abnormal condition
-exia condition
-al pertaining to
-emia blood condition
-penia deficiency
-philia attraction condition
-cytosis abnormal increase in cells
-ism condition
-pathy disease process
-ic pertaining to
-genous pertaining to originating from
-oma mass, tumor
-graphy porcess of recording
-globulin protein substance
-crit separate
-plastin forming substance
-ous pertaining to
-fusion process of pouring
-opsy process of viewing
-ectomy surgical removal
-cardia heart condition
-dynia pain
-megaly enlargement
-pnea breathing
-lapse falling, drooping
-sclerosis abnormal condition of hardening
-sarcoma connective tissue cancer
-scopy process of viewing
-tomy incision
-centesis surgical puncture
-therapy treatment
-algia pain
-itis inflammation
-plasty surgical repair
-scope instrument to view
-a noun ending
-ablation removal
-abrasion scraping of
-ac pertaining to
-acusis hearing
-ad toward
-amnios amnion, inner fetal sac
-an pertaining to
-apheresis removal
-ar pertaining to
-arche beginning
-ary pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-atic pertaining to
-ation process of
-blast embryonic, immature
-carcinoma cancer of epithelial origin
-cele herniation, protusion
-chalasia condition of relaxation, slackening
-chalasis relaxation, slackening
-chezia conditions of bowels
-cision process of cutting
-clasis intentional breaking
-clast breaking down
-coagulation process of clotting
-crine to secrete
-cusis hearing
-cyesis pregnancy, gestation
-desis binding
-dipsia condition of thirst
-drome to run
-eal pertaining to
-ectasia condition of expansion, dilation
-ectasis expansion, dilation
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emic pertaining to blood condition
-esis state of
-ferous pertaining to carrying
-fida to split
-flux to flow
-genesis production, origin
-genic pertaining to production
-glia glia cell, glue
-gram record, recording
-graph instrument to record
-gravida pregnancy, gestation
-i noun ending
-ia condition
-iac pertaining to
-iasis condition, presence of
-iatric pertaining to treatment
-iatrician one who specializes in treatment
-iatry process of treatment
-ician one who studies
-icle small, tiny
-id pertaining to
-ile pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ion process of
-ior pertaining to
-is structure, thing
-ist one who specializes
-itic pertaining to
-ium structure, membrane
-ive pertaining to
-ization process of
-kinin movement substance
-lalia condition of babbling
-lepsy seizure
-listhesis slipping
-logist one who specializes in the study of
-malacia condition of softening
-mania condition of madness
-meter instrument to measure
-metry process of measurement
-mission to send
-noia condition of mind
-occlusion condition of closure
-occult secret, hidden
-oid resembling
-on structure
-one hormone, substance that forms
-opia vision condition
-opsia vision condition
-ose pertaining to, full of
-para delivery (of a baby)
-paresis slight paralysis
-partum parturition (delivery)
-pause stop, cease
-pepsia digestion condition
-pexy fixation, suspension
-pheresis removal
-phobia condition of fear
-phylaxis protection
-physis growth, nature
-plakia condition of patches
-plasia condition of formation
-plasm formation
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis drooping, prolaps
-ptysis spitting
-rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhaphy suture, repair
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrheic pertaining to discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-salpinx fallopian, tube
-scopic pertaining to viewing
-sepsis infection
-siderin iron substance
-sis state of, condition
-spadias rent, tear
-spasm sudden involuntary contraction
-stalsis contraction
-stenosis abnormal condition of narrowing
-sthenia condition of strength
-stomy new opening
-tension process of stretching, pressure
-thorax chest, pleural cavity
-thymia condition, state of mind
-tic pertaining to
-tion process of
-tocia condition of labor, delivery
-tome instrument to cut
-tresia condition of an opening
-tripsy process of crushing
-tripter machine to crush
-trite instrument to crush
-trophy process of nourishment, development
-ule small
-um structure, thing
-uria urinary condition
-us structure, thing
-verse to turn
-version process of turning
-y process of
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