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Medical Term Suffix


Suffix Terms For Anatomy And Physiology 
  
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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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