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Medical Suffixes

Suffixes for Medical A&P

-er One who
-cele Hernia
-plasty Surgical repair
-tomy Incision, Cutting into
-dynia Pain
-eal Pertaining to
-ac, -iac Pertainig to
-ptosis Falling, Drooping, Prolapse
-ule Little, Small
-opsy To view
-ous Pertaining to
-ic, -ical Pertaining to
-genic Pertaining to producing, Produced by, Produced in
-malacia Softening
-oid Resembling
-scope Instrument for visual examination
-al Pertaining to
-scopy Process of visual examination (With endoscope)
-coccus -cocci(plurral) berry shaped bacterium berry shaped bacteria(plurral)
-lysis Breakdown, Destruction, Seperation
-us Structure, Substance
-plasia Development, Formation, Growth
-stomy Opening to form a mouth (Stoma)
-centesis Surgical puncture to remove fluid
-ose Pertaining to, Full of
-algia Pain
-emia Blood condition
-gram Record
-tic Pertaining to
-itis Inflammation
-penia Deficiency
-trophy Development, Nourishment
-ary Pertaining to
-ectomy Excision, Removal, Resection
-ole Little, Small
-megaly Enlargement
-ist Specialist
-pathy Disease condition
-phobia Fear
-logy Study of
-therapy Treatment
-stasis Stopping, Controlling
-oma Tumor, Mass, Collection of fluid
-genesis Condition of producing, Forming
-graphy Process of recording
-graph Instrument for recording
-y Process, Condition
-ia Condition
-um, -ium Structure, Tissue
-sclerosis Hardening
-cyte Cell
-ar Pertaining to
-osis Condition, Usually abnormal
Created by: Lacey.Cutler