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MTDC Suffixes

suffixes

QuestionAnswer
ac pertaining to
al pertaining to
ar pertaining to
ary pertaining to
eal pertaining to
ial pertaining to
ic pertaining to
ous pertaining to
algia pain
apheresis removal
ase enzyme
asthenia weakness
atresia absence of a normal body opening; occlusion; closure
capnia carbon dioxide
cele hernia; protrusion
centesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid
cidal killing
crine separate; secrete
cyte cell
desis surgical fixation; fusion
ectasis stretching out; dilatation; expansion
ectomy excision or surgical removal
emesis vomiting
emia blood condition
genesis origin; cause
genic producing; originating; causing
gram record; x-ray film
graph instrument used to record
graphy process of recording; xray filming
ia condition of diseased or abnormal state
ician one who is a specialist
ictal seizure; attack
ism state of
itis inflammation
lysis loosening; dissolution; separating
malacia abnormal softening
mania madness; insane desire
megaly enlargement
meter instrument used to measure
morph form; shape
odynia pain
oid resembling
ologist one who studies and practices (specialist)
ology study of
oma tumor; swelling
rhagia rapid flow of blood
rrhaphy suturing; repairing
rrhea flow; excessive discharge
rrhexis rupture
osis abnormal condition (means increased when used with blood cell word roots)
ostomy creation of an artificial opening
otomy cut into or incision
oxia oxygen
paresis slight paralysis
pathy disease
penia abnormal reduction in number
pepsia digestion
pexy surgical fixation; suspension
phagia eating; swallowing
phobia abnormal fear of or aversion to specific objects or things
phonia sound or voice
phoria feeling
plasia formation; development; a growth
plasm growth; substance; formation
plasty plastic or surgical repair
plegia paralysis
pnea breathing
poiesis formation
porosis passage
prandial meal
praxia in front of; before
ptosis dropping; sagging; prolapse
ptysis spitting
salpinx fallopian tube
sarcoma malignant tumor
schisis split; fissure
sclerosis hardening
scope instrument used for visual examination
scopy visual examination
scopic visual examination
sepsis infection
spasm sudden involuntary muscle contraction
stasis control; stop
stalsis contraction
stenosis constriction; narrowing
thorax chest
tocia birth; labor
tome instrument used to cut
tripsy surgical crushing
uria urine; urination
necrosis tissue death
dynia pain
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