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Root Words & Suffix

Medical Terms Root Words and Suffix

Root word: Cardi- Heart
Root word: Derm Skin
Root word: Hem Blood
Root word: Esophag Esophagus
Root word: Pulmon Lungs
Root word:Cancer Cancer
-ac, -al, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ous Suffix: pertaining to
Cardi-ac Pertaining to the heart
Derm-al Pertaining to the skin
Hem-ic Pertaining to blood
Esopha-eal Pertaining to the esophagus
Pulmon-ary Pertaining to lungs
Cancer-ous Pertaining to cancer
Suffix: -algia Pain
Suffix: -cide Kill
Suffix: emia Blood
Suffix: -genic Origin
Suffix: -itis Inflammation
Suffix: -megaly Large or enlargement
Suffix: -necrosis Death of tissue
Suffix: -ology Study of
Suffix: -oma Tumor
Suffix: -rrhage Flow
Suffix: -cise Cut
Suffix: -ectomy Surgical removal
Suffix: -oscopy Visual examination of an organ or joint
Suffix: -pexy Surgical fixation
Suffix: -plasty Surgical restoration, plastic repair
Suffix: -rrhaphy To suture
Suffix: -tome A cutting instrument
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