Suffixes Exam 1

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Suffixes Exam 1
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  1. -centesis
    surgical puncture
  2. -clasis
    to break; surgical fracture
  3. -desis
    binding, fixation (of bone or joint)
  4. -ectomy
    excision, removal
  5. -lysis
    separation, destruction, loosening
  6. -pexy
    fixation (of an organ)
  7. -plasty
    surgical repair
  8. -rrhaphy
    suture
  9. -stomy
    forming an opening
  10. -tome
    instrument to cut
  11. -tomy
    incision
  12. -tripsy
    crushing
  13. -gram
    record, writing
  14. -graph
    instrument for recording
  15. -graphy
    process of recording
  16. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  17. -metry
    act of measuring
  18. -scope
    instrument for examining
  19. -scopy
    visual examination
  20. -algia, -dynia
    pain
  21. -cele
    hernia, swelling
  22. -ectasis
    dilation, expansion
  23. -edema
    swelling
  24. -emesis
    vomitting
  25. -emia
    blood condition
  26. -gen, -genesis
    forming, producing, origin
  27. -iasis
    abnormal condition (produced by something specific)
  28. itis
    inflammation
  29. -lith
    stone
  30. -malacia
    softening
  31. -megaly
    enlargement
  32. -oma
    tumor
  33. -osis
    abnormal condition, increase (primarily with blood cells)
  34. -pathy
    disease
  35. -penia
    decrease, deficiency
  36. -phagia
    eating, swallowing
  37. -phasia
    speech
  38. -phobia
    fear
  39. -plasia, plasm
    formation, growth
  40. -plegia
    paralysis
  41. -ptosis
    prolapse, downward displacement
  42. -rrhage, -rrhagia
    bursting forth (of)
  43. -rrhea
    discharge, flow
  44. -rrhexis
    rupture
  45. -sclerosis
    abnormal condition of hardening
  46. -spasm
    involuntary contractions, twitching
  47. -stenosis
    narrowing
  48. -toxic
    poison
  49. -trophy
    nourishment, development
  50. -ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -eal, -ic, -ical, -ile, -ior, -ous, -tic,
    pertaining to
  51. -esis, -ia, -ism
    condition
  52. -iatry
    medicine, treatment
  53. -ician, ist
    specialist
  54. -y
    condition, process
  55. -icle, -ole, -ule
    small, minute
  56. -ous
    pertaining to or composed of or producing

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