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Ch. 3 Suffix


a a noun ending
ac pertaining to
ad towards
al pertaining to
algesia sensitivity to pain
algia pain
ar pertaining to
cele swelling or herniation
centesis surgical puncture
cide to kill
cyte cell
dynia pain
e noun ending
ectasia stretching or dialation
ectomy surgical removal
emia blood condition
er one who
genesis generating, formation
genic formation, producing
gram record or picture
graph instrament used to record
graphy process of recording
ia condition
iasis presence of abnormal condition
iatric relating to medicine
iatrist one who treats
iatry medical treatment
ic condition
ician specialist in field of study
ion action
ism condition
ist practitioner
itis inflammation
lepsy seizure, attack
lith stone
lithiasis presence or formation of stones
logy study of
logist specializes in study of
lysis destruction or detachment
lytic destruction
mania mental disorder "madness"
megaly enlargment
meter instrament used to measure
metry process of measuring
oid resembling
ole small/little
oma** tumor
opia visual condition
osis** condition
ous pertaining to
pathy** disease
penia** decrease in
pexy** sergical fixation
philia** attracted to
phobia** abnormal fear
plasia formation or development
plasty** sergical repair
plegia** paralosys
pnea** breathing
ptosis** dropping
rrhagia** excessive flow or discharge
rrhaphy** suturing
rrhea** discharge/flow
rrhexis** rupture
scope instrament used to view
scopy** process of viewing
stasis stopping/controlling
stomy** surgical creation
tic surgical creation
tomy** insision into
tripsy** intentional crushing
ula small/little
uria** characteristics of urine
y noun ending
Created by: allieelizondo1