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a suffix is a word part used at the end of a term & desvribes or alters the meaning of the word part(s) that comes before the suffix. For example, -ectomy means "cut out" so appendectomy means "appendix cut out", or the procedure of surgically removing the appendix

-algia

pain, painful

-asis

condition

-blast

young cell

cyt /o/ blast

-cele

swelling

-centesis

puncture for aspiration

-cide

killer

-cyte

cell

leuk / o / cyte= white blood cell

-ectomy

cut out, removal of, excision

splen / ectomy= removal of spleen

-emia

blood condtion

an / emia= lack of red blood cells

-genesis

production, development

-itis

inflammation

stoma / itis= inflammation of the mouth

-kin

in motion, action

-logy

study of

hemat / o/ logy= study of the blood

-megaly

enlargement

splen / o/ megaly= enlarged spleen

-odynia

pain

-oid

resembling

-oma

turmor

melan/ oma= mole or tumor maybe cancerous

-osis

condition

halit / osis= bad breath

-pathy

disease

my /o/ pathy= disease of the muscle

-penia

lack, abnormal reduction

leuk /o/ penia= lack of white blood cells

-pexy

fixation

-phagia

eating, swallowing

dys/ phagia= difficulty swallowing

-phasia

speaking condition

-phobia

fear

hydro / phobia

-plasty

plastic surgery

rhino/ plasty= plastic surgery of the nose

-plegia

paralysis

hemi / plegia)

-poiesis

formation

-ptosis

downward displacement,prolapse, sagging, sagged

blephar /o/ ptosis

-rhaphy

suture

-scope

instrument for examination

oto / scope

-scopy

examination

colon /o / scopy

-stomy

creation of an opening

ile /o / stomy=creation of an opening into the ileum

-tomy

incision, cut into

lapar /o/ tomy=cutting into the abdoment

-uria

urine

-emesis

vomiting

hyper / emesis= excessive vomiting

-ism

a condition

hyper / thyroid / ism= condition caused by an excessive production of thyroid hormones

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