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Anatomical Suffixes

QuestionAnswer
-al, -ic, -ous pertaining to
-algia, -dynia pain
-cele hernia, swelling
-centesis surgical puncture
-cyte cell
-derma skin
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-ectomy excision, removal
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood
-genesis producing, forming
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-iasis, -osis abnormal condition
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-lysis separation, destruction
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-opia, -opsia vision
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-penia decrease
-pepsia digestion
-phagia swallow, eat
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plasia, -plasm formation, growth
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-rhage, rrhagia bursting forth of
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow, discharge
-scope instrument to view
-scopy visual examination
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-stasis standing still
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-stomy forming a new opening
-therapy treatment
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision, to cut into
-tripsy crushing
-uria urine
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