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Common Suffixes

Vet Terminology - Suffixes

-osis Condition
-pathy Disease
-pexy To suture to
-plasty To surgically repair
-rrhage To burst
-rrhea To flow
-scope Instrument used to view
-scopy The act of using an instrument for viewing
-stomy To create a new surgical opening
-therapy Treatment
-tomy To cut into surgically; to make an incision
-centesis Surgical puncture into
-ectomy Surgical removal of
-emia Blood
-gram A record of
-graph To record with an instrument
-graphy The act of recording using an instrument
-itis Inflammation
-logy The study of
-lysis To break down
-megaly Enlargement of
Created by: mmill