Medical Terminology Suffixes

Medical Terminology Suffixes Building Med Terminology
  
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algia
 
pain
asthenia
 
weakness
cele
 
swelling, hernia, protrusion
centesis
 
puncture or tapping into
cyte
 
cell
desis
 
binding or fixation
ectas (ectasis)
 
dilation, dilate
ectomy
 
surgical removal, excision
emia
 
pertaining to blood
genic
 
producing
gram
 
picture, tracing on paper
graphy
 
process of taking a picture
iasis
 
presence of
itis
 
inflammation, infection
lysis
 
breaking down, dissolution
megaly
 
enlarge
oid
 
like
ology
 
study of
oma
 
tumor
oscopy, scopy
 
inspection, examination with a scope
osis
 
condition of
ostomy
 
surgical opening (artificial)
otomy
 
surgical incision into
path, pathy
 
disease, suffering
penia
 
deficiency, decrease
pexy
 
fixation, suspension
phobia
 
persistant abnormal fear
plasty
 
repair of, surgical correction
plegia
 
paralysis
pnea
 
breathing
ptosis
 
downward displacement, falling
rrhea
 
flow or discharge
rrhagia
 
excessive flow
scopy
 
exam with an instrument
tropho, trophy
 
growth, development
tropic
 
turning, changing

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