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Medical Terminology Suffixes

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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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