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Medical Terminology

Chapter 1 -Suffixes

SuffixMedical Meaning
-ac pertaining to
-graphy process of recording
-al pertaining to
-ia condition; state; thing
-ar pertaining to
-iatry medical treatment
-ary pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
-ics knowledge; practice
-ectomy surgical removal
-ine pertaining to
-gram a record or picture
-ion action; condition
-ism process; disease from a specific cause
-ist one who specializes in
-ous pertaining to
-itis inflammation of; infection of
-pathy disease
-ive pertaining to
-scope instrument used to examine
-logy the study of
-scopy process of using and instrument to examine
-megaly enlargement
-stomy surgically created opening
-metry process of measuring
-therapy treatment
-oma tumor; mass
-tomy process of cutting or making an incision.
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