Suffixes

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Suffixes
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Medical Terminology: The Language or Health Care - pg 28
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  1. Suffixes that mean "pertaining to"
    • -ac      (cardiac)
    • -al       (pedal)
    • -ar       (glandular)
    • -ary     (pulmonary)
    • -eal     (esophageal)
    • -ic       (toxic)
    • -ous    (fibrous)
    • -tic      (cyanotic)
  2. Suffixes that mean "small"
    Diminutive Endings
    • -icle     (ventricle)
    • -ole     (bronchiole)
    • -ula     (macula)
    • -ule     (pustule)
  3. -gram
    record

    (sonogram)
  4. -graph
    insturment for recording

    (sonograph)
  5. -graphy
    process of recording

    (sonography)
  6. -iatrics

    -iatry
    treatment

    (pediatrics, psychiatry)
  7. -logy
    study of

    (cytology)
  8. -logist
    one who specializes in the study or treatment of

    (psychologist)
  9. -ist
    one who specializes in

    (pharmacist)
  10. -meter
    instrument for measuring

    (spirometer)
  11. -metry
    instrument for measuring

    (spirometry)
  12. -poiesis
    formation

    (hemopoiesis)
  13. -scope
    instrument for examination

    (endoscope)
  14. -scopy
    examination

    (endoscopy)
  15. -statis
    stop or stand

    (hemostasis, orthostasis)

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