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Suffix word study

Medical Terminology - Suffixes

- able/-ible (adjective) capable of
- able (adjective) capable of
- ible (adjective) capable of
- ac/-al/-an/-ar/-ary/-eal/-ic/-ive/-tic pertaining too
- ac pertaining too
- al (adjective) pertaining too
- an pertaining too
- ar pertaining too
- ary (adjective) pertaining too
- eal (adjective) pertaining too
- ic (adjective) pertaining too
- ive (adjective) pertaining too
- tic (adjective) pertaining too
- ase (noun) enzyme
- algia (noun) pain
- cele (noun) hernia (protrusion of organ through its containing wall)
- centesis procedure to aspirate fluid
- ectasia/ - ectasis dilation
- ectasis dilation
- ectasia dilation
- ectomy excision or removal
- edema swelling
- emesis vomiting
- emia blood
- genic/ - genesis beginning/producing
- gram record
- graph instrument for recording
- graphy process of recording
- ia/-iasis condition
- ia condition
- iasis condition
- ism condition
- ist one who
- itis inflammation
- kinesia/ - kinesis movement/motion
- kinesa movement/motion
- kinesis movement/motion
- logist specialist
- logy study of
- lysis loosening/ freeing/ breaking apart/ destroying
- lytic pertaining too destruction
- malacia softening
- mania preoccupation
- megaly enlargement
- meter instrument to measure
- metry process of measuring
- oid resembling
- oma tumor
- opia vision
- ose sugar
- osis condition
- ous pertaining to/ characterized by
- pathy disease or abnormality
- penia deficiency
- pexy surgical fixation
- phagia/-gic/-gy eating/swallowing
- phasia speech
- phobia abnormal fear
- plasty surgical repair
- plegia paralysis
- rrhage/-rrhagia excessive flow or discharge
- rrhaphy suture
- rrhea flow or discharge
- rrhexis rupture
- sclerosis hardening
- scopy examination with an instrument
- spasm twitching
- stasis stopping
- stomy forming of an opening
- tome an instrument for cutting
- tomy incision (cutting into)
- tripsy surgical crushing
- trophic/-trophy nutrition
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