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Medical Terminology: Suffixes

STUDY
PLAY
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TOWARD; IN DIRECTION OF
-algia
PAIN
-arche
BEGINNING
-blast
IMMATURE CELL
-cele
HERNIA, SWELLING
-centesis
SURGICAL PUNCTURE
-cyte
CELL
-derma
SKIN
-desis
BINDING, FIXATION (OF BONE OR JOINT)
-dynia
PAIN
-extasis
DILATION, EXPANSION
-ectomy
EXCISION, REMOVAL
-edmea
SWELLING
-emesis
VOMITING
-emia
BLOOD CONDITION
-gen
FORMING, PRODUCING, ORIGIN
-gensis
FORMING, PRODUCING, ORIGIN
-gram
RECORD, WRITING
-graph
INSTRUMENT FOR RECORDING
-graphy
PROCESS OF RECORDING
-iasis
ABNORMAL CONDITION (PRODUCED BY SOMETHING SPECIFIED)
-ist
SPECIALIST
-itis
INFLAMMATION
-lith
STONE, CALCULUS
-logist
SPECIALIST IN STUDY OF
-logy
STUDY OF
-lysis
SEPARATION, DESTRUCTION, LOOSENING
-malacia
SOFTENING
-megaly
ENLARGEMENT
-oid
RESEMBLING
-oma
TUMOR
-osis
ABNORMAL CONDITION; IT ALSO MEANS INCREASE AND THIS IS USED PRIMARILY WITH BLOOD CELLS
-pathy
DISEASE
-penia
DECREASE, DEFICIENCY
-pexy
FIXATION (OF AN ORGAN)
-phagia
SWALLOWING, EATING
-phobia
FEAR
-phonia
VOICE, SOUND
-plasia
FORMATION, GROWTH
-plasm
FORMATION, GROWTH
-plasty
SURGICAL REPAIR
-plegia
PARALYSIS
-ptosis
PROLAPSE, DOWNWARD DISPLACEMENT
-rrhagia
BURSTING FORTH (OF)
-rrhaphy
SUTURE
-rrhea
DISCHARGE, FLOW
rrhexis
RUPTURE
-rrrhage
BURSTING FORTH (OF)
-scope
INSTRUMENT FOR EXAMINING
-scopy
VISUAL EXAMINATION
-spasm
INVOLUNTARY CONTRACTION, TWITCHING, SPASM
-stenosis
NARROWING, STRICTURE
-stomy
FORMING AN OPENING (MOUTH)
-tome
INSTRUMENT TO CUT
-tomy
INCISION
-toxic
POISON
-tripsy
CRUSHING
-trophy
DEVELOPMENT, NOURISHMENT