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Medical SUF

Medical term suffixes

-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ial pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-agra excessive pain
-algia pain
-apheresis removal
-ase enzyme
-asthenia weakness
-atresia absence of a normal body opening; occlusion; closure
-capnia carbon dioxide
-cele hernia; protrusion
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid
-cidal killing
-clasia break
-clasis break
-clast break
-clysis irrigating; washing
-coccus (pl. -cocci) berry-shaped ( a form of bacterium)
-crine separate; secrete
-crit to separate
-cyte cell
-desis surgical fixation; fusion
-drome run; running
-ectasis stretching out; dilatation; expansion
-ectomy excision or surgical removal
-ectopia displacement
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
-er one who
-esis condition
-iasis condition
-gen substance or agent that produces or causes
-genesis origin; cause
-genic producing; originating; causing
-gram record; x-ray film
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording; xray filming
-ia condition of diseased or abnormal state
-iatry physician; treatment
-ician one who
-ictal seizure; attack
-ism state of
-itis inflammation
-lepsy seizure
-lysis loosening; dissolution; separating
-lytic destroy; reduce
-malacia softening
-mania madness; insane desire
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument used to measure
-metry measurement
-morph form; shape
-odia smell
-odynia pain
-oid resembling
-ologist one who studies and practices (specialist)
-ology study of
-oma tumor; swelling
-opia vision (condition)
-opsy to view
-oorhagia rapid flow of blood
-orrhaphy suturing; repairing
-orrhea flow; excessive discharge
-orrhexis rupture
-osis abnormal condition (means increased when used with blood cell word roots)
-ostomy creation of an artificial opening
-otomy cut into or incision
-oxia oxygen
-paresis slight paralysis
-pathy disease
-penia abnormal reduction in number
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical fixation; suspension
-phagia eating; swallowing
-philia love
-phily love
-phobia abnormal fear of or aversion to specific objects or things
-phonia sound or voice
-phoria feeling
-physis growth
-plasia formation; development; a growth
-plasm growth; substance; formation
-plasty plastic or surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-porosis passage
-prandial meal
-praxia in front of; before
-ptosis dropping; sagging; prolapse
-ptysis spitting
-salpinx fallopian tube
-sarcoma malignant tumor
-schisis split; fissure
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-scopic visual examination
-sepsis infection
-sis state of
-spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis control; stop
-stalsis contraction
-stenosis constriction; narrowing
-thorax chest
-tocia birth; labor
-tome instrument used to cut
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophy nourishment
-ule little
-uria urine; urination
Created by: mkhauk