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Chabner, Suffixes

The Language of Medicine 7th ed. Suffixes

-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood condition
-genic pertaining to producing
-genic produced by
-genic produced in
-gram record
-ic pertaning to
-ical pertaining to
-ion process
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-logy the study of
-oma tumor, mass, swelling
-opsy process of viewing
-osis condition usually abnormal
-pathy disease condition
-scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of visually examining
-sis state of
-tomy process of cutting, incision
-y process, condition
-eal pertaning to
-iac pertaining to
-ior pertaining to
-ism process
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus berry-shaped bacterium
-dynia pain
-emia blood condition
-genesis condition of producing, forming
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-logy study of
-lysis breakdown, destruction, separation
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor, mass, collection of fluid
-opsy to view
-osis condition (usually abnormal)
-pathy disease condition
-penia deficiency
-phobia fear
-plasia development, formation, growth
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis drooping, sagging, prolapse
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy process of visual examination
-stasis stopping, controlling
-stomy opening, to form a mouth (stoma)
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, to cut into
-trophy development, nourishment
-er one who
-ia condition
-ole little, small
-ule little, small
-um structure, tissue, thing
-ium structure, tissue, thing
-y condition, process
-ac pertaining to
-iac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ical pertaining to
-oid resembling
-ose pertaining to, full of
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
-blast embryonic, immature
-cyesis pregnancy
-drome to run
-fusion coming together; to pour
-gen producing, forming
-lapse to slide, fall, sag
-lysis breakdown, separation, loosening
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-or one who
-partum birth, labor
-phoria to bear, carry, feeling (mental state)
-physis to grow
-plasia development, formation
-plasm development, formation
-pnea breathing
-ptosis droop, sag, prolapses
-rrhea flow, discharge
-stasis stop, control; place
-trophy nourishment, development
-ase enzyme
-chezia defectation, elimination of wastes
-iasis abnormal condition
-prandial meal
-ectasis, -ectasia stretching, dilation, dilatation
-emesis vomiting
-lysis destruction, breakdown, separation
-pepsia digestion
-phagia eating, swallowing
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis prolapse, fall, sag, droop
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow, discharge
-spasm sudden, involuntary contraction of muscles
-stasis to stop; control
-stenosis tightening, stricture, narrowing
-tresia opening
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