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Medical Terms

SuffixMeaning
-gen, -genesis, -genic Producing, production, production of formation
-globin, -globulin Protein
-gram Recording
-graph Instrument used to record
-graphy Process of recording
-itis Inflammation
-esthesia Sensation, feeling
-emia Blood
-emesis Vomiting
-ema, -iasis, -ism, -lepsy, -osis Condition, abnormal condition
-edema Swelling, fluid accumulation
-ectomy Surgical removal
-ectasia, -ectasis Stretching, dilating
-derma Skin
-cyte Cell
-ose Sugar
-opia Vision
-oma Tumor
-oid Resembling
-meter, -metry Measuring device, process of measuring
-megaly Enlargement
-mania, -manic Abnormal preoccupation or obsession
-malacia Softening
-lysis, -lytic Destruction
-logy The study of
-logist One who studies
-kinesia, -kinesis Movement
-tomy The process of cutting
-tome Instrument used for cutting
-stomy Opening
-stenosis Narrowing
-stasis Stopping
-somnia Sleep
-scope, -scopy Instrument, process of using the instrument
-rrhexis Rupture
-rrhea Discharge, flowing
-trophic, -trophy Nutrition
-plegia, -plegic Paralysis
-plasty Surgical repair
-phrenia, -phrenic Mind, diaphragm
-phonia Sound
-phobia Abnormal fear
-phil, -philia To love
-phasia Speaking
-phage, -phagy, -phagia To eat or digest
-pexy Surgical fixation
-Pepsia Digestion
-version Turning
-uria Urine
-penia Deficiency
-pathy Disease
-para, -parous Bearing, producing child
-ostomy Formation of a new opening
-crine To secrete
-cide, -cidal killing, destroying
-cele Hernia, abnormal protrusion
-blast Baby, immature
-asthenia Weakness
-ase Enzyme
-algia, -dynia Pain
-ad Toward
-ac, -al, -at, -ary, -eal, -ia, -ic, -ory, -ous, -tic Pertaining to, condition (of)
-rrhaphy Suturing
-rrhage, -rrhagia Heavy discharge
-ptosis Sagging or drooping
-poiesis Formation
-pnea Breath or breathing-
Created by: Stephanie.deleon