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Medical Terminology: Common Suffixes

algia pain
cele hernia or protrusion
cise cut
cyte cell
cide kill
dynia pain
emia condition of the blood
genesis the beginning, development, or production of something
ia condition or state
itis inflammation
ion process
ist one who specializes
iasis abnormal condition
ism state of
ize to use or take away
logist one who studies
lith stone
lapse slide or sag
logy study of
lysis destruction
megaly enlargement
osis abnormal condition
oma tumor or mass
ole small
paresis weakness
phasia speech
partum birth or labor
phobia fear
pnea breathing
penia few
plasm development
plegia paralysis
pathy disease
rrhea flow or discharge
rrhage excessive
stasis stopping
sclerosis hardening
sis condition
stenosis narrowing
therapy treatment
trophy nourishment
uria condition of the urine
Created by: kate8686