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Medical Terminology

Chapter 3

-algia pain
-cele hernia
-dynia pain
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-ia state of; condition
-itis inflammation
-lysis destruction; separation; breakdown
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor; mass
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease process
-penia decrease; deficiency
-phobia irrational fear
-ptosis downward displacement; drooping; prolapse; sagging
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage; rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhea flow; discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-spasm sudden, involuntary contraction
-stenosis narrowing; stricture
-y process
-gram record; writing
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording; producing images
-meter instrument used to measure; process of measuring
-metry to measure; measurement
-opsy to view
-scope instrument used to visually examine
-scopy process of visually examining
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-desis surgical binding; surgical fixation
-ectomy excision; surgical removal
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical reconstruction; surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture; sew
-stasis stoppage; stopping; controlling
-stomy new opening; artificial opening
-tome instrument used to cut
-tomy process of cutting; incision
-cyte cell
-er; -ician; -logist; -ist specialist; one who specializes; specialist in the study of
-ion process
-logy study of; process of study
-or one who; person or thing that does something
-plasia formation; development
-poiesis production; manufacture; formation
-genic produced by; producing
-oid resembling
-ole; -ule small
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
Created by: JennGuest02