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Medical Terminology Quick & Concise Suffixes

-al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ous, -tic pertaining to
-algia, -odynia pain
-cele pouching or hernia
-centesis punture for aspiration
-desis binding
-ectomy excision or removal
-emia blood condition
-genesis origin or production
-genic pertaining to origin
-graft transfer
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-ia, -ism condition of
-iasis formation or presence of
-icle, -ole, -ule small
-ist one who specializes in
-itis inflammation
-ium structure or tissue
-lepsy seizure
-logist one who specializes in the study or treatment of
-logy study of
-malacia softening
-mania condition of abnormal impulse toward or frenzy
-megaly enlargement
-meter instrument for measuring
-metry process of measuring
-oma tumor
-opsy process of viewing
-osis condition or increase
-penia abnormal reduction
-pexy suspension or fixation
-phil attraction for
-phobia condition of abnormal fear or sensitivity
-plasty surgical repair or reconstruction
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-poiesis formation
-ptosis falling or downward displacement
-rrhage, rrhagia to burst forth
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge
-scope instrument for examination
-scopy process of examination
-spasm involuntary contraction
-stasis stop or stand
-stomy creation of an opening
-tomy incision
-tripsy crushing
-y condition or process of
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