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chapter 2

suffixes

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