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Medical Terminology suffixes

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-ase
enzyme
-blast
budding
-centesis
surgical puncture
-cidal
killing
-clast
broken
-crit
to separate
-cyte
cell
-ectomy
excision or surgical removal
-emia
blood condition
-emisis
vomiting
-gen
substances or agent that produces or causes
-genesis
origin or cause
-genic
producing or causing
-glia
glue
-gram
something written
-ia
condition of diseased or abnormal state
-ism
state of
-itia
inflammation
-itis
inflammation
-logy
study of
-lyte
dissolvable
-lytic
destroy
-mania
madness or insane desire
-megaly
enlargement
-meter
instrument used to measure
-odia
smell
-ologist
one who studies and practices
-oma
tumor of swelling
-opia
vision
-opsy
to view
-orrhea
flow excessive discharge
-orrhexis
rupture
-osis
abnormal increase in production
-ostomy
creation of an artificial opening
-otomy
cut into or incision
-oxia
oxygen
-pathy
disease
-sclerosis
hardening
-scope
Instrument used for visual examination
-scopy
visual examination
-sepsis
infection
-spasm
sudden involuntary muscle contraction
-stasis
control or stop
-tomy
cutting
-tropic
influencing
-ual
pertaining to