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Chapter 2

Understanding Suffixes

TermDefinition
-al Pertaining To
-ic Pertaining To
-itis Inflammation
-logy Study or Science Of
-meter Measure, Measuring Instrument
-ous Pertaining To
-pathy Disease
-scope Instrument Used For Viewing
-scopy Process Of Viewing
-drome Run, Running
-opsy View Of
-phagia Eating Or Swallowing
-philia Loving or Affinity For
-Stasis Standing Still
-asthenia Weakness
-cele Hernia, Swelling Protrusion
-dynia Condition Of Pain
-ia Condition Of
-oma Tumor
-penia Abnormal Reduction In Number, Deficiency
-plasia Foramtion, Growth
-rrghagia Abnormal, Discharge
-rrhea Discharge
rrhexis Rupture
-a Singular
-ac Pertaining To
-ad Toward
-al Pertaining To
-ar Pertaining To
-ary Pertaining To
-hemia condition of blood
-ic Pertaining To
-ous Pertaining To
-iatry Treatment, Specialty
-logist One Who Studies
-logy Study Or Science Of
-practic Practice
-centesis surgical puncture
-clasis break apart
-desis surgical fixation, fusion
-gram a record or image
-graphy recording process
-ion process
-meter measure, measuring instrument
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-phylaxis protection
-plasty surgical repair
-scope instrument used for viewing
-tome cutting instrument
-tomy incision, to cut
-tripsy surgical crushing
Created by: ReeseTeese