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Suffixes/Prefix

Term. Suffixes/Prefix

Suffixes/PrefixMeaning
-ad Towards
-algia Pain
-asthenia Weakness
-blast Immature, Forming
-cele Hernia
-cidal, -cide Destroying, Killing
-clasis Breaking
-clast Breaking instrument
-crine secreting
-crit Separating
-cyte Cell
-cytosis Condition of cells
-derma Skin
-desis Blinding
-dynia Pain
-ectasia, -ectasis Expansion; Dilation
-extomy Removal of
-edema Swelling
-ema Condition
-emesis Vomiting
-emia Blood
-emic Relating to blood
-esthesia Sensation
-form in the shape of
-gen Producing, Coming to be
-genesis Production of
-genic Producing
-globin, -globulin Protein
-gram a recording
-graph Recording instrument
-graphy Processing of records
-iasis Pathological condition or state
-ic Pertaining to
-ics Treatment, Practice, Body of knowledge
-ism Condition, Disease, Doctrine
-itis, (pl., -itides) Inflammation
-kinesia, -kinesis Movement
-lepsy Condition of
-leptic Having seizures
-logist one who practices
-logy Study, Practice
-lysis Destruction of
-lytic Destroying
-malacia Enlargement
-mania Obsession
-megaly Enlargment
-meter Measure device
-metry Measurement
-oid Like, Resembling
-oma (pl., -omata) Tumor, Neoplasm
-opia, -opsia Vision
-opsy Veiw of
-osis (pl., -oses) Condition, State, Process
-stomy Opening
-tome Cutting instrument, segment
-tomy Cutting operation
-trophic Nutritional
-trophy Nutrition
-trophia Turning
-trophic Turning towards
-tropy Condition of turning towards
-uria Urine
-version Turning
-para Bearing
-paraesis Slight paralysis
-parous Producing; Bearing
-pathy Disease
-penia Deficiency
-pepsia Digestion
-pexy Fixation, Usually done surcigally
-phage, -phagia, -phagy Eating, Devouring
-phasia Speaking
-pheresis Removal
-phil, -philia Attraction; Affinity for
-phobia Fear
-phonia Sound
-phoresis Carrying
-phoria Feeling; Carrying
-phrenia Of the mind
-phthisis Waisting away
-phylaxis Protection
-physis Growing
-plakia Plaque
-plasia Formation
-plastic Forming
-plasty Sergical repair
-plegia Paralysis
=plegic One who is paralyzed
-pnea Breath
-poiesis Formation
-poietic Forming
-poietin One that forms
-porosis Lessening in density
-ptosis Falling down; Drooping
-rrhagia Heavy discharge
-rrhaphy Surgical suturing
-rrhea A flowing, A flux
-rrhexis Rupture
-schisis Splitting
-scope Instrument (especially one used for obsurving or measuring)
-scopy Use of an instrument for observing
-somnia Sleep
-spasm, -stalsis Contraction
-stasis Stopping; Constant
-stat Agent to mantain a state
-static Maintaing a state
-stenosis Narrowing
Created by: ShinariGardner