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Activity #3 Suffixes

SuffixMeaning of Suffixwordroot/combinding vowelMeaning
-cele -Hernia, swelling -Hepatocele Hernia of the liver
-cidal, -cide -Killing, destroying -Cytocide -An agent that is destructive to cells
-clast -Breaker -Osteoclast A cell that absorbs and removes bone cells
-cyte -Cell Lymphocyte -A lymph cell
-dynia -Pain -Glossodynia -Pain in the tougue
-emesis -vomiting -Hematemesis -Vomiting of blood
-ia, -iasis, -isis, -ism, -osis -Condition, state (often abnormal) -Adenosis -Condition of a gland
-itis -Inflammation of -Osteoarthrities -Inflammation of the bone at the joints
-logy -Study of -Neurology -Study of the nervous system
-malacia -Softening of -Osteomalacia -Softening of the bone
-megaly -Enlargement -Cardiomegaly -Enlargement of the heart
-oid -Resemblance to -Chondroid -Resembling cartilage
-oma -Tumor, neoplasm -Hepatoma -Tumor of the liver
-pathy -Disease -Cardiopathy -Disease of the heart
-penia -Deficiency -Osteopenia -Deficiency of the bone
-phagia, -phage, phagy -Eating, swallowing -Dysphagia -prefix Dys- meaning difficult -Difficulty with eating or swallowing
-phasia -Speech -Dysphasia (dys =prefix meaning difficulty) -Difficulty with speech
-phobia -Fear -Arachnophobia (arachno refers to spiders) -Fear of high places
-plasia -Formation -Chondroplasia -Formation of cartliage
-plegia -Paralysis -Hemiplegia (hemi= prefix meaning half) -Paralysis of one side of your body
-pnea -Breath or respiration -Hyperpnea (hyper= excessive or above normal) -Breathing that is faster or deeper than normal
-rrhage -Discharge -Hemorrhage -Discharge, loss of blood
-rrhea -Flow -Rhinorrhea -Flow from the nose
-stasis -Stopping -Hemostasis -Stopping of blood/circulation
Suffixes related to Diagnostic Tests and Surgical Procedure
-centesis -Surgical puncture -Arthrocentesis -Surgical puncture of a joint
-desis -Binding -Arthodesis -Binding of a joint (fusion of two bones)
-ectomy -Excision -Appendectomy (append/o refers to appendix) -Removal of the appendix
-gram -A tracing or mark -Cardiogram -Recording of the heart
-graph -Instrument used to make a drawing or recording -Cardiograph -Instrument for recording the heart
-lysis -Loosen, dissolve -Enterolysis -Division of intestinal adhesions
-meter -Measuring device -Goniometer (gonio = angle) -A device that measure angles
-stomy -Artificial or surgical openings -Gastrostomy -Surgical opening into the stomach
-plasty -Surgical repair -Rhinoplasty Surgical repair to the nose
-scope -Viewing -Arthroscope -Instrument for viewing the inside of a joint
-tomy -Cutting, operation -Osteotomy -Cutting a bone
-al, -ar, -ary, -ic, -our Relating or pertaining to -Carpal -Diaphragmatic -Pertaining to the wrist -Relating to the diaphragm
-algia -Pain, painful condition -Neuraligia -Pain occurring along a nerve
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