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Suffixes Ch.3 Med


Pertaining to -ac, -al
toward -ad
sensitivity to pain -algesia
pain -algia
sonething that -ate
immature, embryonic -blast
herniation -cele
surgical puncture -centesis
to kill -cide
crushing or breaking up -clasis
cell -cyte
pain -dynia
noun ending -e,-a
stretching, dilatation -ectasia
surgical removal -ectomy
blood condition -emia
one who -er
condition of -esis
generating, formation -genesis
record or picture -gram
disease -pathy
decrease in, deficiency -penia
surgical fixation -pexy
attracted to -philia
surgical repair -plasty
abnormal fear -phobia
paralysis, stroke -plegia
breathing -pnea
dropping, prolapse -ptosis
excessive flow, bursting forth -rrhagia
suturing -rrhaphy
drainage, flow -rrhea
rupture -rrhexis
instrument used to view -scope
creation of a new opening -stomy
incision into -tomy
crushing -tripsy
a characteristic of urine -uria
stopping or controlling -stasis
the process of viewing with an instrument -scopy
instrument used to record -graph
process of recording -graphy
condition -ia
action -ion
one who(a specialist in a field of study) -ist
inflammation -itis
seizure -lepsy
stone -lith
the study of -logy
one who specializes in the study of -logist
destruction -lysis
madness -mania
enlargement -megaly
an instrument used to measure -meter
the process of measuring -metry
resembling -oid
small or little -ole
tumor -oma
visual condition -opia
condition -osis
Created by: Courtneey