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QC Med Term suffixes


-itis inflammation
-megaly enlargement
-gen substance or agent that produces or causes
-genic originating, producing, causing
-genesis orign, cause
-ad toward
-ior pertaining to
-ab away
-a suffix that has no meaning
-coccus (-cocci, plural) berry shaped (form of bacterium)
-malacia softening
-phagia eating, swallowing
-tome instrument used for cutting
-algia pain
-ectomy cut out, removal, excision
-emia blood condition
-globin protein
-gram record
-ia condition
-ism condition, process
-opsy to view
-scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of visual examination
-stomy artificial opening
-tomy cut in, incision
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhage, -rrhagia sudden burst forth of blood
-sclerosis hardening
-uria condtion of urin
-eal pertaining to
-ar, -ary pertaining to
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-graphy process of recording
-lysis breakdown, separation, destruction
-plasty surgical repair, surgical correction
-therapy treatment
al, ic, ous, ar, ary, eal, ior pertaining to
-cyte cell
-logist one who studies or treats
-logy study of
-oid resembling
-oma tumor, swelling
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-plasia condition of formation, development, growth
-plasm growth, substance, formation
-sis state of
-stasis control, stop,standing
-cele hernia or protrusion
-ectasis stretching out, dilation, expansion
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry measurement
-pexy surgical fixation
-pnea breathing
-spasm sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
-stenosis constriction or narrowing
-thorax chest
-iasis condition
-esis condition
-uria urine, urination
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophy nourishment, development
-malacia softening
-ptosis drooping, sagging, prolapse
-rrhexis rupture
-ism state of
-ial pertaining to
-atresia absence of normal body opening, occlusion, closure,
-salpinx fallopian tube
Created by: donnarob