Medical Term Suffix

Suffix Terms For Anatomy And Physiology 
Created Jan 22, 2011
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ac
pertaining to
al
pertaining to
ar
pertaining to
ary
pertaining to
eal
pertaining to
ial
pertaining to
ic
pertaining to
ous
pertaining to
agra
excessive pain 
algia
pain
apheresis
removal
ase
enzyme
astenia
weakness
atresia
absence of a normal body opening 
capnia
carbon dioxide
cele
hernia; prostrusion 
centesis
surgical puncture to aspirate fluid 
cidal
killing
clasia
break
clasis
break
clast
break
clysis
irrigating; washing
coccus (pl.cocci) 
berryshaped (a form of bacterium) 
crine
separate; secrete
crit
to seperate
cyte 
cell
desis
surgical fixation; fusion 
drome 
run; running 
ectasis
stretching out; dilatation; expansion
ectomy
excision or surgical removal
ectopia
displacement
emesis
vomiting 
emia
blood condition
er
one who
esis
condition
iasis
condition
gen
substance or agent that produces or causes 
genesis
origin; cause
genic
producing; originating; causing 
gram
record; x-ray film
graph
instrument used to record
graphy
process of recording; xray filming 
ia 
condition of diseases or abnormal state
iatry
physician; treatment
ician
one who 
ictal
seizure; attack
ism
state of
itis
inflammation
lepsy
seizure
lysis
loosening; dissolution; separating 
lytic
destroy; reduce 
malacia
softening 
mania
madness; insane desire
megaly
enlargement
meter
instrument used to measure 
metry
measurement
morph
form; shape
odia
smell
odynia
pain
oid
resembling
ologist
one who studies and practices 
ology
study of 
oma
tumor; swelling 
opia
vision (condition) 
opsy
to view
oorhagia 
rapid flow of blood
orrhaphy
suturing; repairing 
orrhea
flow; excessive discharge 
orrhexis
rupture
osis
abnormal condition (means increased when used with blood cell word roots) 
ostomy
creation of an artificial opening 
otomy
cut into or incision
oxia
oxygen
paresis
slight paralysis
pathy
disease
penia
abnormal reduction in number
pepsia
digestion
pexy
surgical fixation; suspension
phagia
eating; swallowing 
philia
love
phily
love 
phobia 
abnormal fear of or aversion to specific objects or things
phonia
sound or voice 
phoria
feeling
physis
growth
plasia
formation; development; a growth 
plasm
growth; substance; formation
plasty
plastic or surgical repair 
plegia
paralysis
pnea
breathing
poiesis
formation
porosis
passage
prandial
meal
praxia
in front of; before
ptosis
dropping; sagging; prolapse 
ptysis
spitting 
salpinx
fallopian tube 
sarcoma
malignant tumor
schisis
split; fissure
sclerosis
hardening 
scope
instrument used for visual examination 
scopy
visual examination 
scopic
visual examination 
sepsis
infection
sis
state of 
spasm
sudden involuntary muscle contraction 
stasis
control; stop
stalsis
contraction 
stenosis
constriction; narrowing 
throax
chest
tocia
birth; labor
tome
instrument used to cut
tripsy
surgical crushing
trophy
nourishment
ule
little
uria
urine; urination


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