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Intro & HA Med Terms

Mr. G’s Suffixes

-ac, -al, -eal, -ic, -iac pertaining to
-algia pain
-cide killing
-cyte cell
-ectomy surgical removal; removal; excision; resection
-emia blood condition
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-ia condition
-ism process; condition
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-ium structure; tissue
-lithiasis condition of stones
-logy study of
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oid derived from; resembling
-oma tumor; mass; swelling
-osis condition, usually abnormal
-tomy surgical cut into; process of cutting
-pathy disease; emotion
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis; palsy
-pnea breathing
-rrhea discharge; flow
-scope instrument for visual examination
-stasis stopping; controlling; placing
-stomy new opening
Created by: smnewman
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