MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY SUFFIX

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY SUFFIX Suffixes For Medical Terminology
  
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-ac
 
pertaining to
-al
 
pertaining to
-algia
 
pain
-an
 
pertaining to
-ar
 
pertaining to
-ary
 
pertaining to
-ation
 
process, condition
-cele
 
hernia
-centesis
 
surgical puncture to remove fluid
-cision
 
procss of cutting
-coccus
 
bacterium (berry shaped); plural cocci
-coniosis
 
abnormal condition of dust
-crine
 
secretion
-crit
 
separation
-cyte
 
cell
-dipsia
 
thirst
-dynia
 
pain
-eal
 
pertaining to
-ectasia, -ectasis
 
dilation, stretching, widening
-ectomy
 
removal, resection, excision, process of cutting out
-emesis
 
vomiting
-emia
 
blood condition
-gen
 
production, formation
-genesis
 
producing, forming
-genic
 
pertaining to producing, produced by
-gram
 
record
-graph
 
instrument to record
-graphy
 
process of recording, to record
-ia
 
condition
-ian
 
practitioner
-ic, -ical
 
pertaining to
-ine
 
pertaining to
-ior
 
pertaining to
-ism
 
condition, process
-ist
 
specialist
-itis
 
inflammation
-lapse
 
slide
-listhesis
 
sliding
-lith
 
stone
-logy
 
study of, process of study
-lysis
 
separation, breakdown, destruction
-malacia
 
softening
-megaly
 
enlargement
-meter
 
measure
-metry
 
measurement
-mortem
 
death
-motor
 
-movement
-oid
 
pertaining to, resembling
-oma
 
tumor, mass, swelling
-opsy
 
process of viewing
-osis
 
abnormal condition
-ous
 
pertaining to
-partum
 
birth
-pathy
 
disease condition
-penia
 
deficiency
-pexy
 
fixation (surgical)
-phasia
 
speech
-philia
 
attraction to
-plasm
 
formation, growth, development
-plasia
 
formation, growth
-plasty
 
surgical repair
-plegia
 
paralysis
-pnea
 
breathing
-poiesis
 
formation
-ptosis
 
prolapse, sagging
-ptysis
 
spitting
-rrhage
 
excess flow of blood
-rrhagia
 
excess flow of blood
-rrhaphy
 
suture (stitches)
-rrhea
 
flow, discharge
-salpinx
 
fallopian (uterine) tube; eustachian tube
-sclerosis
 
hardening
-scope
 
instrument to view or visually examine
-scopy
 
process of viewing or visual examination
-section
 
process of cutting into
-sis
 
condition
-somatic
 
pertaining to the body
-spasm
 
constriction
-stasis
 
stop, control, place, to stand
-stat
 
stop, control
-stenosis
 
narrowing
-stomy
 
opening
-tension
 
pressure
-therapy
 
treatment
-thesis
 
put, place
-tic
 
pertaining to
-tomy
 
incision, process of cutting into
-trophy
 
development, nourishment
-um
 
structure
-uria
 
urine condition

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