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Suffixes - Medical Terminology

Suffixes from all chapters Book: Exploring Medical Language 8th Edition (ISBN: 9780323073080)
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-itis
inflammation
-ic
pertaining to
-ous
pertaining to
-pathy
disease
-megaly
enlargement
-al
pertaining to
-cyte
cell
-gen
substance or agent that causes
-genic
producing, originating, causing
-logist
one who studies and treats (specialist, physician)
-logy
study of
-oid
resembling
-oma
tumor, swelling
-osis
abnormal condition (means increase when used with blood cell word roots)
-plasia
condition of formation, development, growth
-plasm
growth, substance, formation
-sarcoma
malignant tumor
-sis
state of
-stasis
control, stop, standing
-ad
toward
-ior
pertaining to
-a
noun suffix, no meaning
-coccus (pl. -cocci)
berry-shaped (form of bacterium)
-ectomy
excision or surgical removal
-ia
diseased or abnormal state, condition of
-malacia
softening
-opsy
view of, viewing
-phagia
eating or swallowing
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-tome
instrument used to cut
-algia
pain
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
-cele
hernia or protrusion
-centesis
surgical puncture to aspirate fluid (with a sterile needle)
-ectasis
stretching out, dilation, expansion
-emia
blood condition
-graphy
process of recording, radiographic imaging
-meter
instrument used to measure
-metry
measurement
-pexy
surgical fixation, suspension
-pnea
breathing
-rrhagia
rapid flow of blood
-scope
instrument used for visual examination
-scopic
pertaining to visual examination
-scopy
visual examination
-spasm
sudden, involuntary muscle contraction (spasmodic contraction)
-stenosis
constriction or narrowing
-stomy
creation of an artificial opening
-thorax
chest
-tomy
cut into or incision