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Medical Suffixes

Suffixes used in Essentials of Medical Terminology 3rd Edition by Juanita J. Davies
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algia;
dynia
Pain (Disease)
cele
Hernia (Disease)
emesis
Vomiting (Disease)
ia ism sis
State of; condition (General)
itis
Inflammation (the redness, swelling, heat, and pain that occur when the body protects itself from injury) (Disease)
lysis
Destruction; separation; breakdown (Disease)
malacia
Softening (Disease)
megaly
Enlargement (Disease)
oma
Tumor; mass (Disease)
osis
Abnormal condition (General)
pathy
Disease process (Disease)
penia
Decrease, deficiency (Disease)
phobia
Irrational fear (Disease)
ptosis
Downward displacement; drooping; prolapse; sagging (Disease)
ptysis
Spitting (Disease)
rrhage
rrhagia
Bursting forth (Disease)
rrhea
Flow; discharge (Disease)
rrhexis
Rupture (Disease)
sclerosis
Hardening (Disease)
spasm
Sudden, involuntary contraction (Disease)
stenosis
Narrowing; stricture (Disease)
y
ion
Process (Disease)
gram
Record; writing (Diagnostic)
graph
Instrument used to record (Diagnostic)
graphy
Process of recording; producing images (Diagnostic)
tom/o
Root word which means "to cut" (Diagnostic)
meter
Instrument used to measure; process of measuring (Diagnostic)
metry
To measure; measurement (Diagnostic)
opsy
To view (Diagnostic)
scope
Instrument used to visually examine (a body cavity or organ) (Diagnostic)
scopy
Process of visually examining (a body cavity or organ) (Diagnostic)
centesis
Surgical puncture to remove fluid (Surgical Procedures)
desis
Surgical binding; surgical fusion (Surgical Procedures)
ectomy
Excision; surgical removal (Surgical Procedures)
pexy
Surgical fixation (Surgical Procedures)
plasty
Surgical reconstruction; surgical repair (Surgical Procedures)
rrhaphy
Suture; sew (Surgical Procedures)
stasis
Stoppage; stopping; controlling (Surgical Procedures)
stomy
New opening; artificial opening (Surgical Procedures)
tome
Instrument used to cut (Surgical Procedures)
tomy
Process of cutting; incision (Surgical Procedures)
cyte
Cell (General)
er;
ician;
logist;
ist
Specialist; one who specializes; specialist in the study of (Specialties)
logy
Study of; process of study (Specialties)
or
One who; person or thing that does something (General)
plasia
Formation; development (General)
poiesis
Production; manufacture; formation (General)
genic
Produced by; producing (Adjectival)
oid
Resembling (Adjectival)
ole
ule
Small (Adjectival)
ac;
al;
ary;
eal;
ic;
ous
Pertaining to (General)
emia
Blood condition (Disease)
dilation
Widening (Disease)
lith
Stone (Disease)
plegia
Paralysis (Disease)
trophy
Development; nourishment (Disease)
tripsy
Crushing (Surgical Procedures)