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Suffix (Anatomy)

Suffixes

QuestionAnswer
-ac, -al pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy excision, removal
-emia blood condition
-genic pertaining to producing, produced by, or produced in
-globin protein
-gram record
-ic, -ical pertaining to
-ion process
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-logy process of study
-oma tumor, mass, swelling
-opsy process of viewing
-osis condition, usually abnormal (slight increase in numbers when used with blood cells)
-pathy disease condition
-scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of visually examining with an endoscope
-sis state of; condition
-tomy process of cutting, incision
-y process, condition
-eal, -iac -ior pertaining to
-ism process, condition
-ose pertaining to, full of
-plasm formation
-somes bodies
-type picture, classification
-algia pain
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus (plural: -cocci) berry-shaped bacterium (plural: bacteria)
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision, removal, resection
-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 falling, dropping, prolapse
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy process of visual examination (with an endoscope)
-stasis stopping, controlling
-stomy opening to form a mouth (stoma)
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, cutting into
-trophy development, nourishment
-er one who
-ia condition
-ist specialist
-ole, -ule little, small
-um, -ium structure, tissue
-us structure, substance
-y condition, process
-ac, -iac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ical, -ous, -tic pertaining to
-genic Pertaining to producing, produced by, or in
-oid Resembling
-ose Pertaining to, full of
-blast embryonic, immature
-crine to secrete
-cyesis pregnancy
-drome to run
-fusion coming together; to pour
-gen substance that produces
-lapse to slide, fall, sag
-meter to measure
-mission to send
-or one who
-ase enzyme
-chezia defecation, elimination of wastes
-iasis abnormal condition
-prandial meal
-ectasis, -ectasia stretching, dilation, dilatation, widening
-emesis vomiting
-pepsia digestion
-phagia eating, swallowing
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting forth (of blood)
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow, discharge
-spasm involuntary contraction of muscles
-stasis stopping; controlling
-stenosis tightening, stricture, narrowing
-tresia opening
-arche beginning
-cyesis pregnancy
-gravida pregnant
-parous bearing, bringing, forth
-salpinx fallopian (uterine) tube
-tocia labor, birth
-version act of turning
-one hormone
-pexy fixation, put in place
-algesia, algesio/o excessive sensitivity to pain
-esthesia, esthesi/o feeling, nervous sensation
-kenesia, -kinesis, -kinetic, kines/o, kinesi/o movement
-lepsy seizure
-paresis weakness, partial paralysis, weakness of muscles
-phasia speech
-plegia paralysis (loss or impairmen of the ability to move parts of the body)
-praxia action
-sthenia strength
-syncope, syncop/o to cut off, cut short
-ema condition
-osmia smell
-pnea breathing
-sphyxia pulse
-thorax pleural cavity, chest
-apheresis removal, a carrying away
-cytosis abnormal condition of cells (increase in cells)
-globin, -globulin protein
-penia deficiency
-phage eat, swallow
-philia attraction for (an increase in cell numbers)
-phoresis carrying, transmission
-poiesis formation
-stasis stop, control
-clast to break
-listhesis slipping
-physis to grow
-porosis pore, passage
-tome instrument to cut
-desis to bind, tie together
-stenosis narrowing
-asthenia lack of strength
-trophy development, nourishment
-opia vision
-opsia vision
-tropia to turn
-acusis, -cusis hearing
-otia ear condition
-agon assemble, gather together
-in, -ine a substance
-tropin Stimulating the function of (to turn or act on)
-uria urine condition
-blastoma immature tumor
-genesis formation
-plasia, -plasm formation, growth
-suppression to stop
-lucent to shine
-opaque obscure
Created by: Arceli_young