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Misc Suffixes

Miscellaneous Suffixes 2.6

Suffix or Word PartMeaningExample of use in a word
-ac, -al, -an pertaining to thermal, median (adj)
-ar, -ary pertaining to alveolar, salivary (adj)
-eal, -ic pertaining to peritoneal, lymphatic
-ive, -tic pertaining to invasive, nephrotic
-ase enzyme Lactase
-eum, -ium membrane Peritoneum
-ia, -ism condition or theory Synergism
-iac one who suffers Hemophiliac
-opia vision Eutopia
-ose sugar Glucose
-ous pertaining to or characterized by Cancerous
-y state or condition Atrophy
amyl/o starch Amylase
glyc/o sugar Hypoglycemia
hemat/o blood Hematemesis is the vomiting of blood.
lact/o milk Lactation
lip/o fat Lipids
lith/o stone Lithology
micro- small Microscope
muc/o mucus Mucous membrane
prote/o, protein/o protein Protenuria
pyr/o fire Pyromaniac
-able, -ible capable of, able to capable
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