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Veterinary Anatomy Suffixes

Veterinary Anatomy Suffixes
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ac
pertaining to
al
pertaining to
ar
pertaining to
ary
pertaining to
eal
pertaining to
ial
pertaining to
ic
pertaining to
ous
pertaining to
agra
excessive pain
algia
pain
apheresis
removal
ase
enzyme
asthenia
weakness
atresia
absence of a normal body opening; occlusion; closure
capnia
carbon dioxide
cele
hernia; protrusion
centesis
surgical puncture to aspirate fluid
cidal
killing
clasia
break
clasis
break
clast
break
clysis
irrigating; washing
coccus
(pl. cocci) berryshaped ( a form of bacterium)
crine
separate; secrete
crit
to separate
cyte
cell
desis
surgical fixation; fusion
drome
run; running
ectasis
stretching out; dilatation; expansion
ectomy
excision or surgical removal
ectopia
displacement
emesis
vomiting
emia
blood condition
er
one who
esis
condition
iasis
condition
gen
substance or agent that produces or causes
genesis
origin; cause
genic
producing; originating; causing
gram
record; x-ray film
graph
instrument used to record
graphy
process of recording; xray filming
ia
condition of diseased or abnormal state
iatry
physician; treatment
ician
one who
ictal
seizure; attack
ism
state of
itis
inflammation
lepsy
seizure
lysis
loosening; dissolution; separating
lytic
destroy; reduce
malacia
softening
mania
madness; insane desire
megaly
enlargement
meter
instrument used to measure
metry
measurement
morph
form; shape
odia
smell
odynia
pain
oid
resembling
ologist
one who studies and practices (specialist)
ology
study of
oma
tumor; swelling
opia
vision (condition)
opsy
to view
oorhagia
rapid flow of blood
orrhaphy
suturing; repairing
orrhea
flow; excessive discharge
orrhexis
rupture
osis
abnormal condition (means increased when used with blood cell word roots)
ostomy
creation of an artificial opening
otomy
cut into or incision
oxia
oxygen
paresis
slight paralysis
pathy
disease
penia
abnormal reduction in number
pepsia
digestion
pexy
surgical fixation; suspension
phagia
eating; swallowing
philia
love
phily
love
phobia
abnormal fear of or aversion to specific objects or things
phonia
sound or voice
phoria
feeling
physis
growth
plasia
formation; development; a growth
plasm
growth; substance; formation
plasty
plastic or surgical repair
plegia
paralysis
pnea
breathing
poiesis
formation
porosis
passage
prandial
meal
praxia
in front of; before
ptosis
dropping; sagging; prolapse
ptysis
spitting
salpinx
fallopian tube
sarcoma
malignant tumor
schisis
split; fissure
sclerosis
hardening
scope
instrument used for visual examination
scopy
visual examination
scopic
visual examination
sepsis
infection
sis
state of
spasm
sudden involuntary muscle contraction
stasis
control; stop
stalsis
contraction
stenosis
constriction; narrowing
thorax
chest
tocia
birth; labor
tome
instrument used to cut
tripsy
surgical crushing
trophy
nourishment
ule
little
uria
urine; urination