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Chapter 2

Suffixes

TermDefinition
-algesia condition of pain
-ant forming
-ase enzyme
-ate use, action
-blast immature cell, germ cell
-cide to kill
-crit to seperate
-cuspid point
-cyst bladder, sac
-cyte cell
-dipsia thrist
-drome that which runs together
-er relating to, one who
-gen formation, produce
-genesis formation, produce
-ide having a particular quality
-ive nature of, quality of
-liter liter
-logy study of
-lymph clear fluid, serum, pale fluid
-or one who, a doer
-phil attraction
-stasis control, stop, stand still
-therapy treatment
-thermy heat
-um tissue, structure
-uria urination, condition of urine
-algia pain, ache
-asthenia weakness
-betes to go
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-cusis hearing
-derma skin
-dynia pain, ache
-ectasis dilation, distention
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-ion process
-itis inflammation
-kinesis motion
-lepsy seizure
-lexia diction, word, phrase
-malacia softening
-mania madness
-megaly enlargement, large
-mnesia memoey
-noia mind
-oid resemble
-oma tumor
-opia sight, vision
-oxia oxygen
-pathy disease, emotion
-penia deficiency
-pepsia to digest
-phagia to eat, to swallow
-phasia to speak, speech
-plasm a thing formed, plasma
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-pnea breathing
-ptosis drooping, prolapse, sagging
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage bursting forth
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm tension, spasm, contraction
-trophy nourishment, development
-centesis surgical puncture
-clasis a break
-desis binding
-ectomy surgical excision, surgical removal, resection
-gram a weight, mark or record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy recording
-ize to make, to treat or combine with
-lysis destruction, separation, breakdown, loosening
-meter instrument to measure, measure
-metry measurement
-opsy to view
-pexy surgical fixation
-pheresis remove
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination, to view, examine
-stomy new opening
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
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