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Medical Terminology Suffixes Chapter 2

-ad toward
-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-blast immature, forming
-cele hernia
-cidal destroying, killing
-cide destroying, killing
-clasis breaking
-clast breaking instrument
-crine secreting
-crit separate
-cyte cell
-cytosis condition of cells
-derma skin
-desis binding
-ectasia expansion; dilation
-ecstasis expanding; dilating
-ectomy removal of
-edema swelling
-ema condition
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood
-emic relating to blood
-esthesia sensation
-form in the shape of
-gen producing, coming to be
-genesis production of
-genic producing
-globin protein
-globulin protein
-gram a recording
-graph recording instrument
-graphy process of recording
-iasis pathological condition or state
-ic pertaining to
-ics treatment, practice, body of knowledge
-ism condition, disease, doctrine
-itis (pl., -itides) inflammation
-kinesia movement
-kinesis movement
-lepsy condition of
-leptic having seizures
-logist ones who practices
-logy study, practice
-lysis destruction of
-lytic destroying
-malacia softening
-mania obsession
-megaly enlargement
-meter measuring device
-metry measurement
-oid like, resembling
-oma (pl., -omata) tumor, neoplasm
-opia vision
-opsia vision
-opsy view of
-osis (pl., -oses) condition, state, process
-ostomy opening
-oxia oxygen
-para bearing
-paresis slight paralysis
-parous producing, bearing
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency
-pepsia digestion
-pexy fixation, usually done surgically
-phage eating, devouring
-phagia eating, devouring
-phagy eating, devouring
-phasia speaking
-pheresis removal
-phil attraction; affinity for
-philia attraction; affinity for
-phobia fear
-phonia sound
-phoresis carrying
-phoria feeling; carrying
-phrenia of the mind
-phthisis wasting away
-phylaxis protection
-physis growing
-plakia plaque
-plasia formation
-plasm formation
-plastic forming
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-plegic one who is paralyzed
-pnea breath
-poiesis formation
-poietic forming
-poietin one that forms
-porosis lessening in density
-ptosis falling down; drooping
-rrhage discharging heavily
-rrhagia heavy discharge
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-rrhea a flowing, a flux
-rrhexis rupture
-schisis splitting
-scope instrument (especially one used for observing or measuring)
-scopy use of an instrument for observng
-somnia sleep
-spasm contraction
-stasis stopping; constant
-stat agent used to maintain a state
-static maintaining a state
-stenosis narrowing
-stomy opening
-tome cutting instrument, segment
-tomy cutting operation
-trophic nutritional
-trophy nutrition
-tropia turning
-tropy condition of turning toward
-uria urine
-version turning
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