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Suffixes

TermDefinition
-ac, -al, -ic, -ous, -tic pertaining-algia to, relating to
algia pain
-ate having, resembling, acting upon
-cele protrusion, hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cle, -cule small
-cyte cell
-ectomy cutting out
-emisis vomit
-emia blood condition
-ent, -er, -ist, -or person or agent
-esis, -ia, -iasis, -osis state or condition
-form, -oid resembling, shaped like
-genesis development, origin
-gram, -graphy recording, written record
-graph instrument that records
-ible, -ile capable, able
-itis inflamattion
-ize use, subject to
-lysis seperation ro breakdown
-logy science, study of
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumour
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency or lack of
-pexy fixation
-phage, phagy eating
-phobia abnormal fear
-plasia, -plastic, -plasty forming, changing, growing
-pnea breathing
-rrhaphy suturing in place
-rrhagia, --rrhage bursting forth
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy act of examining
-stomy surgical opening
-tome instrument for cutting
-tomy cutting, incision
Created by: epcarter