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chapter 3

Suffixes

QuestionAnswer
a noun ending
ac pertaining to
ad towards increase
algesia sensitivity to pain
algia pain
ar pertainng to
cele swelling or herniation
centisis surgical puncture
cide to kill destroy
cyte cell
dynia pain
e noun ending
ectasia stretching or dialation
ectomy surgical removal
emia blood condition
er one who
genesis generating formation
genic producing
gram record
graph instrument
graphy process
ia condition
iasis presence of abnormal condition
iatric relating to medicine, physicians
iatrist one who treats
iatry cell
ic pertaining to
ician specialist in a field of study
ion action, process
ism condition
ist practioner
itis inflammation
lepsy seizure, attack
lith stone
lithiasis presence or formation of stones
logy study of
logist one who specializes in the study of
lysis destruction or detachment
lytic destruction
mania a mental disorder, a madness
magaly enlargement
meter an instrument
metry the process
oid resembling
ole small or little
oma tumor
opia visual condition
osis condition
ous pertaining to
pathy disease
penia decrease in, deficiency
pexy surgical fixation
philia attrached to
phobi abnormal fear
plasia formation or development
plasty surgical repair
plegia paralysis
pnea breathing
ptosis drooping or prolapse
rrhagia excessive flow or discharge
rraphy suturing
rrhea discharge flow
rrhexis rupture
scope instrument
scopy process
stasis stopping or controlling
stomy surgical creation
tic pertaining to
tomy incision
tripsy intentional crushing
ula small little
uria urine
y noun ending
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