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Ch 01 Common Suffix

Acquiring Medical Language

TermDefinition
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-ia condition
-ism condition
-ium tissue, structure
-y condition,procedure
-icle small
-ole small
-ule small
-ula small
-iatrics medical science
-iatry medical science
-iatrist specialist in the medicine of
-ist specialist
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-algia pain
-dynia pain
-cele hernia
-emia blood condition
-iasis presence of
-itis inflammation
-lysis loosen, break down
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-ptosis drooping
-rrhage excessive flow
-rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhea flow
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm involuntary contraction
-centesis puncture
-gram written record
-graph instrument used to produce a record
-graphy writing procedure
-meter instrument used to measure
-scope instrument used to look
-scopy process of looking
-desis binding,fixation
-ectomy removal
-pexy surgical fixatin
-plasty reconstruction
-rraphy suture
-stomy creation of an opening
-tomy incision
Created by: DarrinWan