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Table 4

Common Medical Suffixes

TermDefinition
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy excision; removal
-edema swelling
-emia blood; blood condition
-esthesia feeling
-gram record; writing
-graph instrument for recording
-ia; -ic pertaining to a pathological state or condition
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-lysis separation; destruction
-meter instrument for measuring
-ology study of
-oma tumor
-osis condition; abnormal condition
-otomy incision into
-pathy disease
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-sclerosis hardening
-scope; -scopy to view; process of viewing
-spasm involuntary contraction; twitching
-stasis standing still; balance
-stenosis narrowing; stricture
-stomy to form an opening
-therapy treatment; to treat
-tomy incision
-uria urine
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