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Med Term: Suffixes

Medical Terminology: Suffixes

-al Pertaining to
-ase Enzyme
-blast Budding
-centesis Surgical punture
-cidal Causing death
-clast Broken
-crit To separate
-cyte Cell
-ectomy Excision or surgical removal
-emia Blood condition
-emesis Vomiting
-gen, -genesis, -genic Producing
-glia Glue
-gram Something written
-ia Condition of, diseased or abnormal state
-iac, -ic, -ior Pertaining to
-ism State of
-itia, -itis Inflammation
-logy Study of
-lyte Dissolvable
-lytic Destroy, reduce
-mania Madness or insane desire
-megaly Enlargement
-meter Instrument used to measure
-odia Smell
-ologist One who studies and practices
-oma Tumor and swelling
-opia Vision
-opsy To view
-orrhea Flow, excessive discharge
-orrhexis Rupture
-osis Abnormal increase in production
-ostomy Creation of an artificial opening
-otomy Cutting
-oxia Oxygen
-pathy Disease
-slerosis Hardening
-scope Instrument used for visual examination
-scopy Visual examination
-sepsis Infection
-spasm Sudden involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis Control or stop
-tomy Cut into or incision
-tropic Influencing
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