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Med term Suffix


-a a is a noun ending
-ac pertaining to
-ad towards, increase
-algesia -sesitivity to pain
-algia -pain
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to; relating to
-ate something that
-blast embryonic stage of development
-cele swelling or herniation
-centesis surgical puncture
-cide to kill, to destroy
-clasis crusing or breaking up
-cyte cell
-desis binding or surgical fusion
-dynia pain
-e e is a noun ending
-eal pertaining to
-ectasia stretching or dilation
-ectomy surgical removal
-emia blood condition
-er one who
-esis condition of
-gen that which generates
-genesis generating formation
-genic pertaining to, formation, producing
-gram record or picture
-graph instrument used to record
-graphy process of recording
-gravida pregnancy
-ia condition (ia is a noun ending)
-ian-ician specialist in a field of
-iasis presence of an abnormal condition
-iatric relating to medicine, physicians, or medical treatment
-iatrician one who treats; a physician
-iatrist one who treats; a physician
-iatry medical treatment, medical profession
-ic pertaining to
-ical pertaning to (ical is the combination of ic+al)
-ile pertaining to, capable
-ion action, process
-ism condition
-ist practitioner
-itis inflammation
-ize to make, to treat or combine with
-lepsy seizure, attack
-lith stone
-lithiasis presence or formation of stones
-logy the study of
-logist one who specializes in the study of
-lysis destruction or detachment
-lytic destruction
-mania a mental disorder; a "madness"
-megaly enlargement
-meter an intrument used to measure
-metry the process of measuring
-oid resembling
-ole / ule / ula little or small
-oma tumor
-opia-opsia visual condition
-opsy process of viewing
-ory pertaining to, characterized by
-osis condition
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease
-penia decrease in; deficiency
-pexy surgical fixation
-philia attracted to
-phobia abnormal fear
-plasia formation or development
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptosis drooping or prolapse
-rrhagia excessive flow or discharge
-rrhaphy suturing
-rrhea discharge; flow
-rrhexis rupture
-scope an instrument used to view
-scopy the process of viewing with a scope
-stasis stopping or controlling
-stomy the surgical creation of a new opening
-tic pertaining to
-tion process of
-tomy incision into
-tripsy intentional crushing
-um a suffix that identifies singular nouns
-uria a characteristic of the urine
-us a suffix that identifies singular nounds
-y y is a nound ending
Created by: kmsulit29