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BIO 100 Suffixes

Suffixes from Chapter 2 BIO100

-centesis surgical puncture
-clasis to break;surgical fracture
-desis binding, fixation of bone or joint (hard tissue)
-ectomy excision, removal
-lysis separation, destruction, loosening
-pexy fixation of an organ (soft tissue)
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture
-stomy formation of an opening
-tome instrument to cut
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-gram record, writing
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-meter instrument for recording
-metry act of measuring
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy visual examination
-algia, -dynia pain
-cele hernia
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition (usually red blood cells)
-gen, -genesis forming, producing, origin
-iasis abnormal condition with a specific cause
-itis inflammation
-lith stone, calculus
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition (usually white blood cells)
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-phagia eating; swallowing
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plasia, -plasm formation, growth
-plegia paralysis
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting of; excessive discharge or flow
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm involuntary contraction, twitching
-stenosis stricture, narrowing
-toxic poison
-trophy nourishment, development
-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ical, -ile, -ior, -ous, -tic pertaining to (adjective)
-esis, -ia, -ism condition (noun)
-iatry medicine treatment (noun)
-icle, -ole, -ule Small, Minute (diminutive)
arthr/o- joint
cardi/o- heart
mast/o- breast
gastr/o- stomach
colon/o colon
thorac(x)- chest
osteo/o- bone
Connecting form usually "O"
Created by: ErikaB302