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Medical Terminology

Medical Word Parts (Suffixes) Part 1

TermDefinition
atrics, iatry field of medicine
iatrist, ician, ist specialist
logist, ologist specialist in the study of
logy, ology study of
centesis surgical puncture
cidal, cide destroying, killing
desis surgical fixation of bone or joint, binding, tying together
dilation widening, stretching, expanding
ectomy excision, surgical removal
graphy process of recording
metry measurement
pexy surgical fixation
plasty surgical repair
rrhaphy suture, suturing
scopy visual examination
therapy treatment
tomy cutting into, incision
tripsy crushing
acusia, acusis, cusis hearing
algesia, algesic, algia, dynia pain
dipsia thirst
esthesia sensation
opia, opsia, opsis, opsy vision ,view of
osmia smell, odor
phobia fear
phoria feeling
clasis, clast to break
ectasis dilation, expansion
emesis vomiting
gen, genesis, genic, genous creating, producing
kinesia, kinesis movement
lysis destruction
pause, stasis cessation, stopping
phage, phagia eating, swallowing
phasia speech
rrhage, rrhagia bursting forth
rrhea flow, discharge
rrhexis rupture
spasm sudden involuntary contraction
uresis urination
Created by: deemorrow