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Purple Module

Terminology - Suffixes

-acusia hearing
-acusis hearing
-al pertaining to
-algesia pain
-algia pain
-ary pertaining to
-asthenia weakness, debility
-cele hernia, swelling
-ceps head
-cusia hearing
-cusis hearing
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision, removal
-esthesia feeling
-ferent to carry
-glia glue, neuroglial tissue
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ion the act of
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement
-lalia speech, babble
-lepsy seizure
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lucent to shine, clear
-lysis separation, destruction, loosening
-malacia softening
-mania state of mental disorder, frenzy
-meter instrument for examining
-metry art of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opaque obscure
-opia vision
-opsia vision
-osis abnormal condition, increase
-ous pertaining to
-paresis partial paralysis
-pathy disease
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-phoria feeling (mental state)
-plegia paralysis
-plexy stroke
-ptosis prolapse, downward displacement
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-social society
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-stomy forming an opening (mouth)
-taxia order, coordination
-thymia mind, emotion
-tic pertaining to
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tropia turning
Created by: DawnLangridge