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LB Chapter 3 Suffixes

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gastralgia
pain in the stomach
gastritis
inflammation of the stomach
gastric
pertaining to the stomach
gastrostomy
creating a new opening into the stomach
-a; -e
noun ending
-ate
something that
-emia
blood condition
-er
one who
-esis
condition of
-ia; ism; osis; -y
condition (noun ending)
-ion
action, process
-ist
practitioner
-ole; ula
small or little
-tion
process of
-ule
"small one"
-um; -us
singular noun ending
-ac; -al, -ar; -ary; -eal, -ic; -ile; -ous; -tic
pertaining to
-oid
resembling
-ory
pertaining to; characterized by
-ician; -ian
specialist in a field of study
-iatrics
relating to medicine, physicians, or medical treatment
-iatry
medical treatment, medical profession
-iatrist
one who treats, a physician
-ist
practitioner
-logist
one who specializes in the study of
-logy
the study of
-centesis
surgical puncture
-clasis
crushing or breaking up
-desis
binding or surgical fusion
-ectomy
surgical removal
-gram
record or picture
-graph
an instrument used to record
-graphy
process of recording
-ize
to make, to treat or combine with
-lysis
destruction or detachment
-meter
an instrument used to measure
-metry
the process of measuring
-opsy
process of viewing
-pexy
surgical fixation
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhaphy
suturing
-scope
an instrument used to view
-scopy
the process of viewing with a scope
-stomy
surgical creation of a new opening
-tomy
incision into
-tripsy
intentional crushing
-ad
toward, increase
-algesia
sensitivity to pain
-algia
pain
-blast
embryonic stage of development
-cele
swelling or herniation
-cide
to kill; to destroy
-cyte
cell
-dynia
pain
-ectasia ; -ectasis
stretching or dilatation
-gen; -genesis; -genic
that which generates, formation
-gravida
pregnancy
-iasis
presence of an abnormal condition
-iatrician
one who treats, a physician
-lepsy
seizure, attack
-lith
stone
-lithiasis
present or formation of stones
-lytic
destruction
-mania
a mental disorder; a "madness"
-itis
inflammation
-megaly
enlargment
-oma
tumor
-opia; -opsia
visual condition
-pathy
disease
-penia
decrease in; deficiency
-philia
attraction to
-phobia
abnormal fear
-plasia
formation of development
-plegia
paralysis
-pnea
breathing
-ptosis
drooping or prolapse
-rrhagia
excessive flow or discharge
-rrhea
discharge; flow
-rrhexis
rupture
-stasis
stopping or controlling
-uria
characteristic of the urine