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Medical Word Parts (Suffixes) Part 1

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

atrics, iatry   field of medicine  
iatrist, ician, ist   specialist  
logist, ologist   specialist in the study of  
logy, ology   study of  
centesis   surgical puncture  
cidal, cide   destroying, killing  
desis   surgical fixation of bone or joint, binding, tying together  
dilation   widening, stretching, expanding  
ectomy   excision, surgical removal  
graphy   process of recording  
metry   measurement  
pexy   surgical fixation  
plasty   surgical repair  
rrhaphy   suture, suturing  
scopy   visual examination  
therapy   treatment  
tomy   cutting into, incision  
tripsy   crushing  
acusia, acusis, cusis   hearing  
algesia, algesic, algia, dynia   pain  
dipsia   thirst  
esthesia   sensation  
opia, opsia, opsis, opsy   vision ,view of  
osmia   smell, odor  
phobia   fear  
phoria   feeling  
clasis, clast   to break  
ectasis   dilation, expansion  
emesis   vomiting  
gen, genesis, genic, genous   creating, producing  
kinesia, kinesis   movement  
lysis   destruction  
pause, stasis   cessation, stopping  
phage, phagia   eating, swallowing  
phasia   speech  
rrhage, rrhagia   bursting forth  
rrhea   flow, discharge  
rrhexis   rupture  
spasm   sudden involuntary contraction  
uresis   urination  


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