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Med Term3

suffixes

TermDefinition
-ac pertaining to
-ad toward in the direction of
-al pertaining to
-amnios amniotic fluid
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-arche a beginning
-ary pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-ation a process ; being or having
-ative pertaining to
-blast immature cell
-cele hernia
-centesis procedure to puncture
-cephalus head
-cere waxy substance
-clast cell that breaks down substances
-cle small thing
-clonus condition of rapid contracting and relaxing
-crasia condition of mixing
-crine thing that secretes
-cyte cell
-dactyly condition of fingers or toes
-desis procedure to fuse together
-didymis testes
-duct duct; tube
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis condition of dialation
-ectomy surgical removal
-emia condition of the blood
-encephaly condition of the brain
-entery condition of the intestine
-er person or thing that produces or does
-esis condition; abnormal condition; process
-gen that which produces
-glia cells that provide support
-graft tissue for implant or transplant
-gram a record or picture
-graphy process of recording
-gravida pregnancy
-ia condition ; state ; thing
-iasis state of; process of
-iatry medical treatment
-ic pertaining to
-ician skilled professional or expert
-ics knowledge ; practice
-id resembling; source or origin
-ile pertaining to
-immune immune response
-in a substance
-ine pertaining to
-ion action ; condition
-ism process ; disease from a specific cause
-ist one who specializes in
-itis inflammation of ; infection of
-ive pertaining to
-lepsy seizure
-lith stone
-logy the study of
-lyte dissolved substance
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling
-ole small thing
-oma tumor ; mass
-opsy process of viewing
-or person or thing that produces or does
-ory having the function of
-osis condition ; abnormal condition ; process
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease
-pause cessation
-penia condition of deficiency
-pexy process of surgically fixing in place
-phage thing that eats
-pharynx pharynx (throat)
-phil attraction to; fondness for
-phyte growth
-plasty process of reshaping by surgery
-pnea breathing
-poiesis process of formation
-poietin a substance that forms
-ptosis state of prolapse; drooping
-ptysis abnormal condition of coughing up
-rrhage excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy procedure of suturing
-rrhea flow; discharge
-salpinx uterine (fallopian tube)
-scope instrument used to examine
-scopy process of using an instrument to examine
-spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis condition of standing still; standing in one place
-stomy surgically created opening
-systole contraction
-therapy treatment
-thorax chest
-tion process of being or having
-tome instrument used to cut; area with distinct edges
-tomy process of cutting or making an incision
-tripsy process of crushing
-trophy process of development
-ule small thing
-zoon animal; living thing
Created by: segalant
 

 



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