The Language of Medicine Suffix Review Chap 1,2,3,4: IUS Fall 2011

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Suffix

ac, al, ar, ary, cal, eal, iac, ic, ical, ior, ism, ous, tic

pertaining to

algia

pain

ectomy

excision, removal, resection

emia

blood condition

genic

pertaining to producing, produced by, or produced in

globin

protein

gram

record

ion

process

ist

specialist

itis

inflammation

logy

study of

oma

tumor, mass, collection of fluid

opsy

process of viewing

osis

abnormal condition

pathy

disease condition

scope

instrument to visually examine

scopy

process of visually examining

sis

state of; condition

tomy

process of cutting into

y

process, condition

ose

pertaining to, full of

plasm

formation

somes

bodies

type

pictures, classification

oid

resembling

blast

embryonic, immature

crine

to secrete

cyesis

pregnancy

drome

to run

fusion

coming together; to pour

gen

substance that produces

lapse

to slide, fall, sag

lysis

breakdown, destruction, separation

meter

to measure

mission

to send

or

one who

partum

birth, labor

phoria

to bear, carry; feeling (mental state)

physis

to grow

plasia

development, formation, growth

plasm

structure or formation

pnea

breathing

ptosis

falling, drooping, prolapse

rrhea

flow, discharge

stasis

stopping, controlling

trophy

development, nourishment

cele

hernia

centesis

surgical puncture to remove fluid

coccus (pl. cocci)

berry-shaped bacterium (pl. bacteria)

dynia

pain

genesis

condition of producing, forming

graph

instrument for recording

grapy

process of recording

malacia

softening

megaly

enlargement

penia

deficiency

phobia

fear

sclerosis

hardening

stasis

stopping, controlling

stomy

new mouth

therapy

treatment

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