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COTR-HCA Suffixes

Medical Terminolgy Suffixes

-algia pain
-asis condition, usually abnormal
-cele hernia, herniation, pouching
-centesis puncture and aspiration of cell
-cyte cell
-ectasis dilation, stretching
-ectomy excision, removal of
-emia blood condition
-genesis development, production, creation
-genic producing, causing
-gram record
-graph a diagram, a recording instrument
-graphy making a recording
-iasis condition of
-ism a condition
-itis inflammation
-logy the study of
-lysis destruction of, decomposition
-megaly enlargement
-meter measuring instrument
-metry measurement
-oma tumour
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-penia lack, deficiency
-phasia speaking
-phobia an exaggerated fear
-plasty surgical repair or reshaping
-plegia paralysis
-ptosis falling, sagging, dropping, down
-rrhage, rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhaphy stitching, suturing
-rrhea profuse flow, discharge
-scope examination instrument
-scopy examination using a scope
-stasis maintenance, maintaining a constant level
-stomy, -ostomy creation of an opening
-tomy, otomy incision, cutting into
-uria condition of the urine
Created by: COTR-HCA