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Latin Suffixes

Latin Suffixes for EMT class

TermDefinition
-able, -ible capable of, able to
-ac pertaining to
-iac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-ive pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-algia pain
-ase enzyme
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cidal killing
-cyte cell
-dipsia thirst
-ectomy surgical removing or cutting out
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-esthesia sensation, perception
-eum membrane
-ium membrane
-genic causing, produced by
-gram record
-graph recording
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-iasis condition
-ism condition
-iac one who suffers
-ictal seizure, attack
-itis inflammation
-lexia words, phrases
-lith stone or calculus
-logy science, study of
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-ole little, small
-oma tumor, swelling
-opia vision
-opsy to view
-ose sugar
-osis condition of
-ostomy creation of an opening
-ous pertaining to or characterized by
-para a woman who has given birth
-paresis weakness
-partum birth, labor
-pathy disease, condition
-phagia eating
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plasty surgical repair/ reshaping
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-rhythmia rhythm
-rrhagia rapid flow or discharge
-rrhage rapid flow or discharge
-rrhea flow, discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy insertion of a lighted instrument to view inner areas of the body
-sepsis infection
-spasm sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
-stalsis contraction
-stomy formation of an opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, cut into
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophy development
-ule little, small
-uria urine, urination
Created by: awithers99