Medical Terminology: Suffixes

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TOWARD; IN DIRECTION OF

-algia

PAIN

-arche

BEGINNING

-blast

IMMATURE CELL

-cele

HERNIA, SWELLING

-centesis

SURGICAL PUNCTURE

-cyte

CELL

-derma

SKIN

-desis

BINDING, FIXATION (OF BONE OR JOINT)

-dynia

PAIN

-extasis

DILATION, EXPANSION

-ectomy

EXCISION, REMOVAL

-edmea

SWELLING

-emesis

VOMITING

-emia

BLOOD CONDITION

-gen

FORMING, PRODUCING, ORIGIN

-gensis

FORMING, PRODUCING, ORIGIN

-gram

RECORD, WRITING

-graph

INSTRUMENT FOR RECORDING

-graphy

PROCESS OF RECORDING

-iasis

ABNORMAL CONDITION (PRODUCED BY SOMETHING SPECIFIED)

-ist

SPECIALIST

-itis

INFLAMMATION

-lith

STONE, CALCULUS

-logist

SPECIALIST IN STUDY OF

-logy

STUDY OF

-lysis

SEPARATION, DESTRUCTION, LOOSENING

-malacia

SOFTENING

-megaly

ENLARGEMENT

-oid

RESEMBLING

-oma

TUMOR

-osis

ABNORMAL CONDITION; IT ALSO MEANS INCREASE AND THIS IS USED PRIMARILY WITH BLOOD CELLS

-pathy

DISEASE

-penia

DECREASE, DEFICIENCY

-pexy

FIXATION (OF AN ORGAN)

-phagia

SWALLOWING, EATING

-phobia

FEAR

-phonia

VOICE, SOUND

-plasia

FORMATION, GROWTH

-plasm

FORMATION, GROWTH

-plasty

SURGICAL REPAIR

-plegia

PARALYSIS

-ptosis

PROLAPSE, DOWNWARD DISPLACEMENT

-rrhagia

BURSTING FORTH (OF)

-rrhaphy

SUTURE

-rrhea

DISCHARGE, FLOW

rrhexis

RUPTURE

-rrrhage

BURSTING FORTH (OF)

-scope

INSTRUMENT FOR EXAMINING

-scopy

VISUAL EXAMINATION

-spasm

INVOLUNTARY CONTRACTION, TWITCHING, SPASM

-stenosis

NARROWING, STRICTURE

-stomy

FORMING AN OPENING (MOUTH)

-tome

INSTRUMENT TO CUT

-tomy

INCISION

-toxic

POISON

-tripsy

CRUSHING

-trophy

DEVELOPMENT, NOURISHMENT

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