LB Chapter 3 Suffixes

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gastralgia

pain in the stomach

gastritis

inflammation of the stomach

gastric

pertaining to the stomach

gastrostomy

creating a new opening into the stomach

-a; -e

noun ending

-ate

something that

-emia

blood condition

-er

one who

-esis

condition of

-ia; ism; osis; -y

condition (noun ending)

-ion

action, process

-ist

practitioner

-ole; ula

small or little

-tion

process of

-ule

"small one"

-um; -us

singular noun ending

-ac; -al, -ar; -ary; -eal, -ic; -ile; -ous; -tic

pertaining to

-oid

resembling

-ory

pertaining to; characterized by

-ician; -ian

specialist in a field of study

-iatrics

relating to medicine, physicians, or medical treatment

-iatry

medical treatment, medical profession

-iatrist

one who treats, a physician

-ist

practitioner

-logist

one who specializes in the study of

-logy

the study of

-centesis

surgical puncture

-clasis

crushing or breaking up

-desis

binding or surgical fusion

-ectomy

surgical removal

-gram

record or picture

-graph

an instrument used to record

-graphy

process of recording

-ize

to make, to treat or combine with

-lysis

destruction or detachment

-meter

an instrument used to measure

-metry

the process of measuring

-opsy

process of viewing

-pexy

surgical fixation

-plasty

surgical repair

-rrhaphy

suturing

-scope

an instrument used to view

-scopy

the process of viewing with a scope

-stomy

surgical creation of a new opening

-tomy

incision into

-tripsy

intentional crushing

-ad

toward, increase

-algesia

sensitivity to pain

-algia

pain

-blast

embryonic stage of development

-cele

swelling or herniation

-cide

to kill; to destroy

-cyte

cell

-dynia

pain

-ectasia ; -ectasis

stretching or dilatation

-gen; -genesis; -genic

that which generates, formation

-gravida

pregnancy

-iasis

presence of an abnormal condition

-iatrician

one who treats, a physician

-lepsy

seizure, attack

-lith

stone

-lithiasis

present or formation of stones

-lytic

destruction

-mania

a mental disorder; a "madness"

-itis

inflammation

-megaly

enlargment

-oma

tumor

-opia; -opsia

visual condition

-pathy

disease

-penia

decrease in; deficiency

-philia

attraction to

-phobia

abnormal fear

-plasia

formation of development

-plegia

paralysis

-pnea

breathing

-ptosis

drooping or prolapse

-rrhagia

excessive flow or discharge

-rrhea

discharge; flow

-rrhexis

rupture

-stasis

stopping or controlling

-uria

characteristic of the urine

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