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Suffixes of Medical and Dental Terminology

a, ac, al

pertaining to

algia

pain

ase

enzyme

centre

puncture

cide

causing death

dipsia

thrist

ectomy

surgical removal

emesis

vomit

emia

blood

esthesia

sensation

genesis, genic

origin, source

gram, graph

pictures, record

ia

a disease

iasis

abnormal condition

ism

state of

itis

inflammation

lysis

destruction

malacia

softening

megaly

enlarged

oid

like, similar

ologist

specialist

ology

study of

orrhagia

hemorrhage

orrhea

flow

osis

condition of

ostomy

surgical opening

pathy

disease

penia

deficiency

phobia

fear

plasty

surgical repair

pelgia

stroke, paralysis

pnea

breathing

sclerosis

hardening

scope

picture, inspection

stasis

stoppage

toxic

poisonous

trophy

development, growth

uria

urine

cente

puncture

ptosis

drooping down

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