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Medical Suffixes

Anatomy & Physiology Suffixes for RCCC BIO lab 168

QuestionAnswer
-al, -ac pertaining to
-aps, -apt fit, fasten
-blast bud or germ
-clast break; destroy
-crine release; secrete
-ectomy a cutting out
-emia refers to a blood condition
-flux flow
-gen an agent that initiates
-genesis creation; production
-gram something written
-graphy to write; draw
-hydrate containing water
-ia, -sia, -osis condition; process
-iasis abnormal condition
-ic, -ac, -al pertaining to
-in signifies a PROTEIN
-ism signifies condition of
-lemma rind; peel
-lysis breaking down
-malacia softening
-mania compulsion
-megaly enlargement
-metric, -metry measurement; length
-oid like; in the shape of
-oma tumor
-opia vision; vision condition
-oscopy viewing
-ostomy formation of an opening
-otomy cut
-penia lack
-plasia growth; formation
-plasm form; shape
-plasty shape; make
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breath; breathing
-(r)rhage excessive discharge
-(r)rhaphy sew; suture
-tension, -tensin pressure
-tonic pressure; tension
-tomy to cut
-tripsy crushing
-ule small; little
-uria refers to urine condition
-(r)rhea flow
-phobic fearing
-philic loving
-ose signifies a CARBOHYDRATE
-lunar moon; moonlike
-logy study of
-lith stone; rock
-lepsy seizure
-itis signifies inflammation of
-emesis vomiting
-cide to kill
-centesis a piercing
-ase signifies an ENZYME
-arche beginning; origin
-algia pain
-some body
Created by: winterfaeri