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Medical Terminology

Suffixes

TermDefinition
abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities, top, extreme point
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
adip/o fat
amni/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo)
angi/o avessel
anteri/o artery
arthro/o jonit
axill/o armpit
bi/o life
belphar/o eyelid
hydr/o water, fluid
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
leuk/o white
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death (of cells or whole body)
nephr/o kdney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutrophil ( a white blood cell)
nucle/o nucleus
ophthalmo eye
-algia pain
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus berry-shaped
-cocci bacterium
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision, removal, resection
-emia blood condition
-genesis condition of producing, forming
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-logy study of
-lysis breakdown, destruction, separation
-malacia softening
-megaly elargement
-oma tumor, mass, collection of fluid
-opsy to veiw
-osis condition, usually abhnormal
-pathy disease condition
-penia deficiencey
-phobia fear
-plasia development, formation, growth
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis drooping, falling, prolapse
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy process of visual examination
-stasis controlling, stopping
-stomy opening to form a mouth (stoma)
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, cutting into
-trophy development, nourishment
-er one who
-ia condition
-ist specialist
-ole little, smale
-ule little, small
-um, -ium structure, tissue
-us structure, substance
-y condition, process
-ac, -iac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-genic pertaining to producing, produced in or by
-ic, -ical pertaining to
-oid resembling, derived from
-ose pertaining to, full of
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
Created by: hannahpoulsen