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Common Medical Suffixes

Common Medical Suffixes
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-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-ase
enzyme
-centesis
surgical puncture to remove a fluid
-cyte
cell
-ectomy
excision, removal
-emia
blood condition
-gram
recording, writing
-ia
state or condition
-ic
pertaining to
-tic
pertaining to
-ism
state of
-ist
one who specializes in
-itis
inflammation
-ium
structure, tissue
-rhage
bursting forth
-logist
specialist in the study of
-logy
study of
-lysis
breakdown, destruction
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
instrument that measures or counts
-ole
small
-oma
tumor
-osis
condition
-ous
pertaining to
-oxia
oxygen level
-pathy
disease
-penia
deficiency
-pnea
breathing
-poiesis
formation
-rrhage
excess, abnormal flow
-spasm
twitch, involuntary muscle movement
-stasis
stopping, controlling, standing
-tomy
cutting, incision
-ule
small