Veterinary Anatomy Suffixes

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Veterinary Anatomy Suffixes

ac

pertaining to

al

pertaining to

ar

pertaining to

ary

pertaining to

eal

pertaining to

ial

pertaining to

ic

pertaining to

ous

pertaining to

agra

excessive pain

algia

pain

apheresis

removal

ase

enzyme

asthenia

weakness

atresia

absence of a normal body opening; occlusion; closure

capnia

carbon dioxide

cele

hernia; protrusion

centesis

surgical puncture to aspirate fluid

cidal

killing

clasia

break

clasis

break

clast

break

clysis

irrigating; washing

coccus

(pl. cocci) berryshaped ( a form of bacterium)

crine

separate; secrete

crit

to separate

desis

surgical fixation; fusion

drome

run; running

ectasis

stretching out; dilatation; expansion

ectomy

excision or surgical removal

ectopia

displacement

emesis

vomiting

emia

blood condition

er

one who

esis

condition

iasis

condition

gen

substance or agent that produces or causes

genesis

origin; cause

genic

producing; originating; causing

gram

record; x-ray film

graph

instrument used to record

graphy

process of recording; xray filming

ia

condition of diseased or abnormal state

iatry

physician; treatment

ician

one who

ictal

seizure; attack

ism

state of

itis

inflammation

lepsy

seizure

lysis

loosening; dissolution; separating

lytic

destroy; reduce

malacia

softening

mania

madness; insane desire

megaly

enlargement

meter

instrument used to measure

metry

measurement

morph

form; shape

odia

smell

odynia

pain

oid

resembling

ologist

one who studies and practices (specialist)

ology

study of

oma

tumor; swelling

opia

vision (condition)

opsy

to view

oorhagia

rapid flow of blood

orrhaphy

suturing; repairing

orrhea

flow; excessive discharge

orrhexis

rupture

osis

abnormal condition (means increased when used with blood cell word roots)

ostomy

creation of an artificial opening

otomy

cut into or incision

oxia

oxygen

paresis

slight paralysis

pathy

disease

penia

abnormal reduction in number

pepsia

digestion

pexy

surgical fixation; suspension

phagia

eating; swallowing

philia

love

phily

love

phobia

abnormal fear of or aversion to specific objects or things

phonia

sound or voice

phoria

feeling

physis

growth

plasia

formation; development; a growth

plasm

growth; substance; formation

plasty

plastic or surgical repair

plegia

paralysis

pnea

breathing

poiesis

formation

porosis

passage

prandial

meal

praxia

in front of; before

ptosis

dropping; sagging; prolapse

ptysis

spitting

salpinx

fallopian tube

sarcoma

malignant tumor

schisis

split; fissure

sclerosis

hardening

scope

instrument used for visual examination

scopy

visual examination

scopic

visual examination

sepsis

infection

sis

state of

spasm

sudden involuntary muscle contraction

stasis

control; stop

stalsis

contraction

stenosis

constriction; narrowing

thorax

chest

tocia

birth; labor

tome

instrument used to cut

tripsy

surgical crushing

trophy

nourishment

ule

little

uria

urine; urination

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