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VT123 suffixes

Veterinary Terminology - suffixes

-ac / -al / -ic / -ous / -tic pertaining to / relating to
-algia pain
-ate having / resembling / acting upon
-cele protrusion (hernia)
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cle / -cule / -ole / -ola / -ule / -ulum / -ulus small (diminutive)
-cyte cell
-ectomy cutting out
-emesis vomit
-emia blood condition
-ent / -er / -ist / -or person or agent
-esis / -ia / -iasis / -ism / -ity / -osis / -sis / -tion / -y state or condition
-form / -oid resembling / shaped like
-genesis development / origin
-gram / -graphy recording / written record
-graph instrument that records
-ible / -ile capable / able
-itis inflammation
-ize use / subject to (makes a noun or adjective into a verb)
-logy science / study of
-oma tumor
-penia deficiency of / lack of
-pexy / -pexis fixation
-phage / -phagy eating
-phobia abnormal fear or intolerance
-plasia / -plastic / -plasty forming / growing / changing
-pnea breathing
-rrhaphy suturing in place
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-scope instrument for examining
-scopy act of examining
-stomy surgical opening
-tome instrument for cutting
-tomy cutting / incision
Created by: irvagirl