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Suffixes from all chapters Book: Exploring Medical Language 8th Edition (ISBN: 9780323073080)

-itis

inflammation

-ic

pertaining to

-ous

pertaining to

-pathy

disease

-megaly

enlargement

-al

pertaining to

-cyte

cell

-gen

substance or agent that causes

-genic

producing, originating, causing

-logist

one who studies and treats (specialist, physician)

-logy

study of

-oid

resembling

-oma

tumor, swelling

-osis

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

-plasia

condition of formation, development, growth

-plasm

growth, substance, formation

-sarcoma

malignant tumor

-sis

state of

-stasis

control, stop, standing

-ad

toward

-ior

pertaining to

-a

noun suffix, no meaning

-coccus (pl. -cocci)

berry-shaped (form of bacterium)

-ectomy

excision or surgical removal

-ia

diseased or abnormal state, condition of

-malacia

softening

-opsy

view of, viewing

-phagia

eating or swallowing

-plasty

surgical repair

-rrhea

flow, discharge

-tome

instrument used to cut

-algia

pain

-ar

pertaining to

-ary

pertaining to

-eal

pertaining to

-cele

hernia or protrusion

-centesis

surgical puncture to aspirate fluid (with a sterile needle)

-ectasis

stretching out, dilation, expansion

-emia

blood condition

-graphy

process of recording, radiographic imaging

-meter

instrument used to measure

-metry

measurement

-pexy

surgical fixation, suspension

-pnea

breathing

-rrhagia

rapid flow of blood

-scope

instrument used for visual examination

-scopic

pertaining to visual examination

-scopy

visual examination

-spasm

sudden, involuntary muscle contraction (spasmodic contraction)

-stenosis

constriction or narrowing

-stomy

creation of an artificial opening

-thorax

chest

-tomy

cut into or incision

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