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Med Term Suf

Medical terminology suffixes-Career Step

-able/-ible capable of
-ac/-al/-an/-ar/-ary/-eal/-ic/-ive/-tic pertaining to
-ase enzyme
-algia pain
-cele hernia
-centesis procedure to aspirate fluid
-ectasia/-ectasis dilation
-ectomy excision or removal
-edema swelling
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood
-genic/-genesis beginning/producing
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-ia condition
-iasis condition
-ism condition
-ist one who
-itis inflammation
-kinesia/-kinesis movement/motion
-logist specialist
-logy study of
-lysis loosening/freeing/breaking apart/destroying (noun)
-lytic pertaining to destruction/freeing/loosening/breaking apart (adj)
-malacia softening
-mania preoccupation
-megaly enlargement
-meter unit or instrument of measure
-metry process of measuring
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-opia vision
-ose sugar
-osis condition
-ous pertaining to/characterized by
-pathy disease or abnormality
-penia deficiency
-pexy surgical fixation
-phagia/-gic/-gy eating/swallowing
-phasia speech
-phobia fear
-plasty surgical repair
-plegia paralysis
-rrhage/-rrhagia excessive bleeding/flow or discharge
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis hardening
-scopy examination with an instrument
-spasm twitching
-stomy forming an opening
-tome an instrument for cutting
-tomy incision (cutting into)
-tripsy surgical crushing
-trophic/-trophy nutrition
Created by: dwright1971



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