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Suffixes

Jane Rice textbook
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-algesia
pain
-ant
forming
-ase
enzyme
-ate
use, action, having the form of, possessing
-blast
immature cell, germ cell, embryonic cell
-cide
to kill
-crit
to separate
-cuspid
point
-cyst
bladder, sac
-cyte
cell
-dipsia
thirst
-drome
a course
-er
relating to, one who
-gen
formation, produce
-genesis
formation, produce
-ide
having a particular quality
-ive
nature of, quality of
-liter
liter
-logy
study of
-lymph
clear fluid, serum, pale fluid
-or
one who, a doer
-phil
attraction
-stasis
control, stop, stand still
-therapy
treatment
-thermy
heat
-um
tissue, structure
-uria
urination, condition of urine, urine
-ac
pertaining to
-ad
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-ic
pertaining to
-ile
pertaining to
-ior
pertaining to
-ose
pertaining to
-ous
pertaining to
-tic
pertaining to
-us
pertaining to, structure
-y
pertaining to, condition of, process
-esis
condition of
-ia
condition of
-ism
condition of
-iatry
treatment
-ician
specialist
-ist
condition of
-osis
condition (usually abnormal)
-cle
small
-icle
small
-ole
small
-ula
small
-ule
small
-ectasis
dilatation, dilation, distention, stretching, expansion
-genic
formation, produce
-gram
a weight, mark, measure
-lysis
destruction, separation, breakdown, loosening, dissolution
-penia
lack of, deficiency, abnormal reduction
-plasm
a thing formed, plasma
-plegia
stroke, paralysis, palsy
-ptosis
prolapse, drooping, falling down, sagging
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-scopy
to view, examine, visual examination
-spasm
tension, spasm, contraction
-staxis
dripping, trickling
-trophy
nourishment, development
-asthenia
weakness
-betes
to go
-cele
hernia, tumor, swelling
-cusis
hearing
-derma
skin
-dynia
pain, ache
-edema
swelling
-emesis
vomiting
-ion
process
-itis
inflammation
-kinesis
motion, movement
-lepsy
seizure
-lexia
diction, word, phrase
-malacia
softening
-mania
madness
-megaly
enlargement, large
-mnesia
memory
-noia
mind
-oid
resemble
-oma
tumor, mass
-opia
sight, vision
-oxia
oxygen
-pathy
disease, emotion
-pepsia
to digest
-phagia
to eat, to swallow
-phasia
to speak, speech
-phobia
fear
-plasia
formation, produce
-plegia
paralysis, stroke
-pnea
breathing
-ptysis
spitting
-rrhage
bursting forth
-rrhexis
rupture
-centesis
surgical puncture
-clasis
crushing, breaking up
-desis
binding
-ectomy
surgical excision, surgical removal, resection
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
recording
-ize
to make, to treat or combine with
-meter
instrument to measure, meter
-metry
measurement
-opsy
to view
-pexy
surgical fixation
-pheresis
remove
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhaphy
suture
-scope
instrument for examining
-scopy
visual examination, to view, examine
-stomy
new opening
-tome
instrument to cut
-tomy
incision
-tripsy
crushing
-stalsis
contraction
-orexia
appetite
-lith
stone
-ure
process
-in
substance
-able
capable
-age
related to
-act
to act
-algia
pain, ache
-arche
beginning
-body
body
-ceps
head
-clasia
a breaking
-clysis
injection
-cope
strike
-culture
cultivation
-cyesis
pregnancy
-dermis
skin
-ectasia
dilitation
-ectasy
dilation
-emia
blood condition
-ergy
work
-esthesia
feeling
-form
shape
-fuge
to flee
-genes
produce
-glia
glue
-globin
protein
-gnosis
knowledge
-grade
step
-graft
pencil, grafting knife
-hexia
condition
-iasis
condition
-iatrics
treatment
-ine
pertaining to, substance
-ing
quality of
-ity
condition
-lalia
to talk
-lemma
sheath, rind
-morph
form, shape
-omion
shoulder
-on
pertaining to
-one
hormone
-opsia
sight, vision
-paresis
weaknes
-philia
attraction
-phoresis
to carry
-phragm
fence
-phraxis
to obstruct
-phylaxis
protection
-physis
growth
-plakia
plate
-poiesis
formation
-praxia
action
-puncture
to pierce
-sepsis
decay
-sis
state of, condition
-some
body
-sthenia
strength
-systole
contraction
-taxia
order, coordination
-tone
tension