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Chapter 03 Suffixes

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