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Suffixes

TermDefinition
-itis inflammation
-ic pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease
-megaly enlargement
-al pertaining to
-cyte cell
-gen substance or agent that produces or causes
-genic producing, originating or causing
-logist a physician who studies and treats
-logy study of
-megaly enlargement
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition (means increase with blood cells)
-plasia condition of formation, development, growth
-plasm growth, substance, behaviour
-sarcoma malignant tumor
-sis state of
-stasis control, stop, standing
-ad toward
-ior pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-a no meaning
-coccus berry shaped (form of bacterium)
-ectomy excision, surgical removal
-ia diseased or abnormal state, condition of
-malacia softening
-opsy view of, viewing
-phagia eating or swallowing
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhea flow, discharge
-tome instrument used to cut
-algia pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia or protrusion
-centesis surgical procedure to aspirate fluid
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis stretching out, dilation, expansion
-emia in the blood
-gram the record, radiographic image
-graph instrument used to measure
-graphy process of recording, radiographic imaging
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry measurement
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-pnea breathing
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-spasm sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
-stenosis constriction, narrowing
-stomy creation of artificial opening
-thorax chest, chest cavity
-tomy cut into, incision
-iasis,-esis condition
-lysis separating, dissolving, loosening
-ptosis drooping, sagging, prolapse
-rrhaphy suturing, repairing
-tripsy surgical crushing
-uria urine, urination
-ism state of
-clesis surgical closing
-salpinx fallopian (uterine) tube
-atresia closure, occlusion
-tocia birth, labour
-amnios amnion, amnionic fluid
-cyesis pregnancy
-e no meaning
-is no meaning
-rrhexis rupture
-um no meaning
-us no meaning
-ac pertaining to
-apheresis removal
-penia abnormal reduction in number
-poeisis formation
-sclerosis hardening
Created by: Lwright9615