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Terminology Prefixes

-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-arche beginning
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia; swelling
-centesis surgical puncture
-ception conceiving
-cide killing
-cision a cutting
-cleisis closure
-continence to hold back
-cyesis pregnancy
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood condition
-gen forming; producing; origin
-genesis forming; producing; origin
-grade to go
-gram record, writing
-gravida pregnant woman
-ia condition
-iasis abnormal condition
-ic pertaining to
-ician specialist
-icterus jaundice
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-ization process (of)
-lith stone; calculus
-logist specialist in the study of
-lysis separation; destruction; loosening
-megaly enlarement
-oid resembling
-oma tumour
-osis abnormal condition; increase
-para to bear (offspring)
-pathy disease
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
-plasty surgical repair
-poisesis formation; production
-potence power
-ptosis prolapse; downward displacement
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-rrhage bursting forth (of)
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge; flow
-rrhexis rupture
-salpinx tube (fallopian tube)
-schisis a splitting
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-spadias slit; fissure
-stenosis narrowing; stricture
-therapy treatment
-tocia childbirth; labor
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-uria urine
-version turning
Created by: deyoht_kwa