Chapter 11 Digestive System

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Chapter 11 Suffixes

-al

pertaining to

-ive

pertaining to

-ion

action; condition

-ory

having the function of

-ary

pertaining to

-id

resembling; source or origin

-ar

pertaining to

-ation

a process; being or having

-eal

pertaining to

-sis

process; condition; abnormal condition

-ic

pertaining to

-ix

a thing

-cyte

cell

-in

substance

-gen

that which produces

-ase

enzyme

-logy

the study of

-itis

inflammation of; infection of

-ous

pertaining to

-lith

stone

-emisis

condition of vomiting

-oma

tumor; mass

-ive

pertaining to

-osis

condition; abnormal condition; process

-entery

condition of the intestine

-pathy

disease; suffering

-oid

resembling

-cele

hernia

-rrhea

flow; discharge

-ence

state of

-ated

pertaining to a condition; composed of

-megaly

enlargement

-ice

state; quality

-iasis

state of; process of

-ity

state; condition

-gram

a record of picture

-graphy

process of recording

-grade

pertaining to going

-centesis

procedure to puncture

-ectomy

surgical excision

-opsy

process of viewing

-scope

instrument used to examine

-tomy

process of cutting or making an incision

-stomy

surgically created opening

-scopy

process of using an instrument to examine

-rraphy

procedure of suturing

-ist

one who specializes in

-eon

one who performs

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