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1.2 Intro Suffix

Structure of Medical Langage

-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
-ectomy surgical excision
gram a record or picture
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition,state;thing
-iatry medical treatment
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ion action;condition
-ism process;disease from specific cause
-ist one who specializes in
-itis inflammation of; infection of
-ive pertaining to
-logy the study of
-lysis process of breaking down or destroying
-megaly enlargement
-metry process of measuring
-oma tumor; mass
-osis condition; abnormal condition; process
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease; suffering
-scope instrument used to examine
-scopy process of using an instrument to examine
-stomy surgically created opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy process of cutting or making an incision
Created by: vikingmedterm