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Medterm Quiz

Common Suffixes pg 2

ist One who specializes (Pharmacist)
itis Inflammation (Cellulitis)
ium Changes to noun (Cranium
ize To make/use, to take (Anesthetize--to take away feeling)
lapse to slide, sag (Relapse)
lith Stone (Cystolith: bladder stone)
logist One who studies (Cardiologist)
logy Study of (Cardiology)
lysis Destruction (Osteolysis: bone destruction)
malacia Abnormal softening (Osteomalacia)
megaly enlargement, large (Cardiomegaly: enlarged heart)
ole small (Arteriole: small artery)
oma Tumor, mass (Carcinoma)
osis Abnormal condition (Cyanosis)
paresis weakness (paraparesis: weak lower extremities)
parous Give birth (multiparous)
partum birth, labor (postpartum)
pathy disease (Myopathy: muscle disease)
penia few (Cytopenia: too few cells)
phasia speech (aphasia: lack of speech)
phobia abnormal fear
phoria feeling, mental state (Euphoria)
physis to grow (Symphysis: to grow together)
plasia development, growth (dysplasia: abnormal tissue development)
Created by: ewooda05