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Medical Terminology

Suffix

TermDefinition
-a (suffix type: none) noun ending
-acusia (suffix type: none) hearing
-ad (suffix type: none) toward
-algesia (suffix type: none) pain
-apheresis (suffix type: none) removal, carry away
-arche (suffix type: none) beginning
-asthenia (suffix type: none) weakness, debility
-ate (suffix type: none) having the form of, posessing
-ation (suffix type: none) process (of)
-blast (suffix type: none) immature, embryonic cell
-capnia (suffix type: none) carbon dioxide
-ceps (suffix type: none) head
-caption (suffix type: none) conceiving
-cide (suffix type: none) to kill
-cision (suffix type: none) a cutting
-clasia (suffix type: none) to break, surgical fracture
-clasis (suffix type: none) to break, surgical fracture
-clast (suffix type: none) to break; surgical fracture
-clysis (suffix type: none) irrigation, washing
-continence (suffix type: none) to hold back
-crine (suffix type: none) secrete
-crit (suffix type: none) separation of
-cure (suffix type: none) to care of
-cusia (suffix type: none) hearing
-cusis (suffix type: none) hearing
-cyesis (suffix type: none) state of pregnancy
-cyte (suffix type: none) cell
-cytosis (suffix type: none) more than the normal number of cells
-derma (suffix type: none) skin condition
-dipsia (suffix type: none) thirst
-drome (suffix type: none) to run, running
-duction (suffix type: none) act of leading, bringing, conducting
-ectasia (suffix type: none) dilation, expansion
-eous (suffix type: none) composed of, like, resembling, of the nature of
-esthesia (suffix type: none) feeling
-ferent (suffix type: none) to carry
-glia (suffix type: none) glue, neuroglial tissue
-globin (suffix type: none) protein
-globulin (suffix type: none) protein
-gnosis (suffix type: none) knowing
-grade (suffix type: none) to go
-graft (suffix type: none) transplantation
-gravida (suffix type: none) pregnant woman
-iac (suffix type: none) pertaining to
-ice (suffix type: none) noun ending
-icterus (suffix type: none) jaundice
-ine (suffix type: none) pertaining to
-ion (suffix type: none) the act of, action, condition
-is (suffix type: none) noun ending
-istry (suffix type: none) specialty of
-isy (suffix type: none) state of; condition
-itic (suffix type: none) pertaining to
-ive (suffix type: none) pertaining to
-ization (suffix type: none) process (of)
-kinesia (suffix type: none) movement
-lalia (suffix type: none) speech, babble
-le (suffix type: none) noun, verb, or adjective suffix
-lepsy (suffix type: none) seizure
-listhesis (suffix type: none) slipping
-lithiasis (suffix type: none) condition of stones
-logist (suffix type: none) specialist in the study of
-logy (suffix type: none) study of
-lucent (suffix type: none) to shine, clear, to shine through
-lytic (suffix type: none) to reduce, destroy
-mania (suffix type: none) frenzy, state of mental disorder
-manometer (suffix type: none) instrument to measure pressure
-oid (suffix type: none) resembling
-opaque (suffix type: none) nontransparent, obscure
-opia (suffix type: none) vision
-opsia (suffix type: none) vision
-opsy (suffix type: none) view of
-orexia (suffix type: none) appetite
-ory (suffix type: none) pertaining to
-os (suffix type: none) pertaining to
-ose (suffix type: none) pertaining to, sugar
-osmia (suffix type: none) smell
-oxia (suffix type: none) oxygen
-para (suffix type: none) to bear (offspring)
-paresis (suffix type: none) partial paralysis
-partum (suffix type: none) childbirth
-pepsia (suffix type: none) digestion
-phage (suffix type: none) swallowing, eating
-phil (suffix type: none) attraction for
-philia (suffix type: none) attraction for
-phonia (suffix type: none) voice
-phoresis (suffix type: none) carrying, transmission
-phoria (suffix type: none) feeling (mental state)
-phylaxis (suffix type: none) protection
-physis (suffix type: none) growth
-plakia (suffix type: none) plaque
-plexy (suffix type: none) stroke
-pnea (suffix type: none) breathing
-poiesis (suffix type: none) formation
-porosis (suffix type: none) porous
-potence (suffix type: none) power
-prandial (suffix type: none) pertaining to a meal
-pressin (suffix type: none) to press down
-ptysis (suffix type: none) spitting
-salpinx (suffix type: none) tube (usually the fallopian tube or Eustachian (auditory) tube)
-sarcoma (suffix type: none) malignant tumor of connective tissue
-schisis (suffix type: none) splitting
-sclerosis (suffix type: none) abnormal condition of hardening
-sis (suffix type: none) state of; condition
-social (suffix type: none) society
-spaias (suffix type: none) slit, fissure
-spermia (suffix type: none) condition of sperm
-sphyxia (suffix type: none) pulse
-stasis (suffix type: none) standing still, maintenance of a constant level
-stomy (suffix type: none) forming an opening (mouth)
-surgery (suffix type: none) surgery
-taxia (suffix type: none) order, coordination, muscle coordination
-tension (suffix type: none) to stretch, pressure
-therapy (suffix type: none) treatment
-thorax (suffix type: none) chest
-thymia (suffix type: none) mind; emotion
-tocia (suffix type: none) labor, childbirth
-tone (suffix type: none) tone
-tonia (suffix type: none) tone, degree of muscle tension
-tonic (suffix type: none) pertaining to tone
-trophic (suffix type: none) pertaining to nutrition
-trophy (suffix type: none) nourishment, development
-tropia (suffix type: none) turning
-tropin (suffix type: none) to stimulate
-ula (suffix type: none) small, minute
-um (suffix type: none) structure, thing
-uria (suffix type: none) urine
-us (suffix type: none) condition; structure
-ac (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-al (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-ar (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-ary (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-eal (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-esis (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) condition
-ia (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) condition, state
-iatry (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) medicine, treatment
-ic (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-ical (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-ician (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) specialist
-icle (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) small, minute
-ile (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-ior (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-ism (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) condition
-ist (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) specialist
-ole (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) small
-ous (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-tic (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) pertaining to
-ule (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) small, minute
-y (suffix type: adjective, noun, and diminuative) condition; process
-algia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) pain
-cele (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) hernia, protrusion, swelling
-dynia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) pain
-ectasis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) dilation or expansion
-edema (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) swelling
-emesis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) vomit
-emia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) blood condition
-gen (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) forming, producing, origin
-genesis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) forming, producing, origin
-gram (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) record, writing
-graph (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) instrument for recording
-graphy (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) process of recording
-iasis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) abnormal condition (produced by something specified)
-itis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) inflammation
-lith (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) stone, calculus
-malacia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) abnormal softening
-megaly (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) enlargement, large
-meter (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) instruments for measuring
-metry (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) act of measuring
-oma (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) tumor, neoplam
-osis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) abnormal condition, increase (used primarily with blood cells)
-pathy (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) disease
-penia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) decrease, deficiency, too few
-phagia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) swallowing, eating
-phasia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) speech
-phobia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) fear
-plasia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) development, growth, formation
-plasm (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) formation, development, growth
-plegia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) paralysis
-ptosis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) drooping, prolapse, downward placement
-rrhage (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) bursting forth (of), abnormal excessive fluid discharge
-rrhagia (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) bursting forth (of), condition of abnormal excessive fluid discharge
-rrhea (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) discharge, flow
-rrhexis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) rupture
-scope (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) instrument for viewing
-scopy (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) visual examination
-spasm (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) involuntary contraction, twitching
-stenosis (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) narrowing, stricture
-toxic (suffix type: diagnostic/pathological) pertaining to poison
-centesis (suffix type: surgical) puncture to withdraw fluid
-desis (suffix type: surgical) binding, fixation (of bone or joint)
-ectomy (suffix type: surgical) surgical removal, excision
-lysis (suffix type: surgical) destruction, separation, loosening
-pexy (suffix type: surgical) surgical fixation
-plasty (suffix type: surgical) surgical repair
-rrhaphy (suffix type: surgical) suture
-tome (suffix type: surgical) instrument used to cut
-tomy (suffix type: surgical) incision
-tripsy (suffix type: surgical) surgical crushing
Created by: byuigray