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Ch 3- Suffixes

The Language of Medicine 11th Edition

TermDefinition
abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities, top, extreme point
angi/o vessel
blephar/o Eyelid
-cele hernia
-coccus berry shaped bacterium
-cocci berry shaped bacteria
-dynia pain
-genesis condition of producing, forming
-lysis breakdown
-malacia softening
-megaly enlarging
-opsy to view
-osis condition, usually abnormal
-pathy disease, condition
-penia deficiency
-phobia fear
-plasia development, formation, growth
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis drooping, falling, prolaps
-rrhea flow, discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-statis control, stoping
metastasis Beyond Control. The movement of cancer from one region to another
-trophy development, nourishment
hypertrophy Cells increase in size
-er one who
-ia condition
-ist specialist
-ole little, small
-ule little, small
-um, ium structure, tissue
hernia protrusion of an organ or the muscular wall of an organ through the cavity that normally contains it.
cystocele occurs when part of the urinary bladder herniates thought the vaginal wall as a result of weakness of the pelvic muscle.
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