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MA suffixes

Chapter 3

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