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Medical Terminology

VT - Medical Suffixes (show up at the end of root word)

-an, -ian, -en Belonging to; relating to
-algia Pain
-ase Relating to
-ate Having the property of
-cide Killing
-cle Small
-clysis Washing; irrigation
-ectasia Stretching
-ectomy Removal by cutting
-ella Small
-emia Blood condition
-ia Pathological condition
-iform Shape; form
-ine Relating to
-itis Inflammation
-lepsy Seizure; attack
-lysis Destruction; breakdown
-oid Resembling
-ole Small
-ology Study of
-oma Tumor
-orrhagia Hemorrhage
-orrhaphy Suture
-orrhexis Break open
-orrhea Flow; discharge
-osis Condition of
-ous Characteristic of
-pathy Disease
-plegic Paralysis
-pnea Breathing
-stasis Stop; control
-tome Cutting
-ular Relating to
Affix A unit of meaning that is added to the start of end of the root word - this then forms a different word.
-e (a noun) Indicates and object of part
-y (a noun) Indicates a process
-ia (a noun) Indicates a condition or classification
-ic (an adjective) Describes "associated with; causing"
-al (an adjective) Describes "pertaining to; characterized by"
-ar (an adjective) Describes "pertaining to; resembling"
-ac (an adjective) Describes "pertaining to; affected with"
Created by: tristanichole