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Suffixes

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TermDefinition
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-an pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-asthenia weakness
-atic pertaining to
-cele hernia, protrusion
-centesis puncture to withdraw fluid
-clasia surgical breaking
-cle small
-cyesis pregnancy
-cyte cell
-cytosis abnormal cell condition (too many)
-derma skin condition
-desis surgical fixation
-dipsia thirst
-dynia pain
-eal pertaining to
-ectasis dilated, expansion
-ectomy surgical removal
-edema swelling
-emesis vomit
-emia blood condition
-estesia feeling, sensation
-genesis produces, generates
-genic producing
-gen that which produces
-globin protein
-globulin protein
-gram record, picture
-graphy process of recording
-graph instrument for recording
-gravida pregnancy
-iac pertaining to
-iasis abnormal condition
-iatric medical specialty
-iatrist physician
-iatry treatment, medicine
-ia state, condition
-ician specialist
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-ism state of, condition
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-kinesia movement
-lith stone
-logist one who studies
-logy study of
-lysis destruction
-malacia abnormal softening
-manometer instrument for measuring pressure
-megaly enlargement, large
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-nic pertaining to
-oid resembling
-ole small
-oma tumor, mass
-opia vision
-opsy view of
-ory pertaining to
-ose pertaining to
-osis abnormal condition
-osmia smell
-ostomy surgically create an opening
-otomy create an opening
-ous pertaining to
-oxia oxygen
-para to bear (offspring)
-partum childbirth
-pathy disease
-penia too few
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation
-phagia eat, swallow
-phil attracted to
-phobia fear
-phonia voice
-plasm formation
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-porosis porous
-ptosis drooping
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage excessive, abnormal flow
-rrhagia abnormal flow condition
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhexis repture
-sclerosis hardened condition
-scope instrument for viewing
-scopy process of visually examining
-spasm involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis stopping
-stenosis narrowing
-therapy treatment
-thorax chest
-tic pertaining to
-tome instrument to cut
-toxic poison
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophic development
-trophy development, nourishment
-ule small
-uria urine condition
Created by: Christal_Friend