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Suffixes

Common Suffixes

QuestionAnswer
ac, al, ar, ary, eal, ic, ous, tic pertaining to
algia, cynia pain
asthenia without strength
cele pouching or hernia
cyesis pregnancy
ectasis expansion or dilation
ectomy removal
edema swelling
ema condition
emesis vomiting
emia blood condition
esthenia lack of sensation
genic origin or production
gram record
graph recording instrument
graphy recording process
ia, ism condition of
iasis condition, formation of
iatry treatment
icle,ole, ula, ule small
itis inflammation
ium tissue or structure
lepsy seizure
lith stone, calculus
logy, ology study of
lysis breaking down or dissolution
malacia softening
megaly enlargement
meter measuring instrument
metry measuring process
mycosis fungal infection
oid resembling
oma tumor
opia, opsia vision
osis abnormal condition, increase
osmia smell
paresis partial paralysis
pathy disease
penia decrease
pepsia digestion
phagia swallowing
phasia speech
philia attraction for
phobia fear
plasia formation, development
plasty surgical repair or reconstruction
plegia paralysis, stroke
pnea breathing
scopy examination
spasm involuntary contraction
stasis stop or stand
tocia childbirth, labor
tomy incision
toxic poison
tropea to turn
tropic stimulate
trophy nutrition, growth
y condition, process of
rrhage to burst forth
rrhea discharge
sclerosis hardness
scope examination instrument
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