Word parts- Suffixes

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Word parts- Suffixes
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  1. -able
    capable
  2. -ac
    pertaining to
  3. -act
    to act
  4. -ad
    pertaining to
  5. -age
    related to
  6. -al
    pertaining to
  7. -algesia
    condition of pain
  8. -algia
    pain, ache
  9. -ant
    forming
  10. -ar
    pertaining to
  11. -arche
    beginning
  12. -ary
    pertaining to
  13. -ase
    enzyme
  14. -asthenia
    weakness
  15. -ate, -ate(d)
    use, action, having the form of, possessing
  16. -betes
    to go
  17. -blast
    immature cell, germ cell, embryonic cell
  18. -body
    body
  19. -cele
    hernia, tumor, swelling
  20. -centesis
    surgical puncture
  21. -ceps
    head
  22. -cide
    to kill
  23. -clasia
    a breaking
  24. -clasis
    crushing, breaking up
  25. -cle
    small
  26. -crit
    to separate
  27. -cuspid
    point
  28. -cyst
    bladder, sac
  29. -cyte
    cell
  30. -derma
    skin
  31. -dermis
    skin
  32. -desis
    binding
  33. -dipsia
    thirst
  34. -dynia
    pain, ache
  35. -ectasia
    dilatation
  36. -ectasis
    dilation, dilatation, stretching, expansion
  37. -ectomy
    surgical excision, surgical removal, resection
  38. -edema
    swelling
  39. -emesis
    vomiting
  40. -emia
    blood condition
  41. -er
    relating to, on who
  42. -esis
    condition
  43. -esthesia
    feeling
  44. -form
    shape
  45. -fuge
    to flee
  46. -gen
    formation, produce
  47. -genes
    produce
  48. -genesis
    formation, produce
  49. -genic
    formation, produce
  50. -glia
    glue
  51. -globin
    protein
  52. -gnosis
    knowledge
  53. -grade
    step
  54. -gram
    weight, mark, record
  55. -graph
    to write, record, instrument for recording
  56. -graphy
    recording
  57. -hexia
    condition
  58. -ia
    condition
  59. -iasis
    condition
  60. -iatrics
    treatment
  61. -iatry
    treatment
  62. -ic
    pertaining to
  63. -ician
    specialist, physician
  64. -ide
    having a particular quality
  65. -ile
    pertaining to
  66. -in
    substance
  67. -ine
    pertaining to, substance
  68. -ing
    quality of
  69. -ion
    process
  70. -ior
    pertaining to
  71. -is
    pertaining to
  72. -ism
    -condition
  73. -ist
    one who specializes
  74. -itis
    inflammation
  75. -ity
    condition
  76. -ive
    nature of, quality of
  77. -ize
    to make, to treat or combine with
  78. -kinesia
    movement, motion
  79. -kinesis
    movement, motion
  80. -lemma
    sheath, rind
  81. -lepsy
    seizure
  82. -lexia
    diction, word, phrase
  83. -liter
    liter
  84. -lith
    stone
  85. -logy
    study of
  86. -lymph
    clear fluid, serum, pale fluid
  87. -lysis
    destruction, separation, breakdown, loosening, dissolution
  88. -malacia
    softening
  89. -mania
    madness
  90. -megaly
    enlargement, large
  91. -meter
    instrument to measure
  92. -metry
    measurement
  93. -mnesia
    memory
  94. -morph
    form, shape
  95. -oid
    resemble, like, similar
  96. -ole
    opening, small
  97. -oma
    tumor, mass, fluid collection
  98. --on
    pertaining to
  99. -one
    hormone
  100. -opia
    sight, vision
  101. -opsia
    sight, vision
  102. -opsy
    to view
  103. -or
    one who, doer
  104. -orexia
    appetite
  105. -ose
    pertaining to
  106. -osis
    condition
  107. -ous
    pertaining to
  108. -oxia
    oxygen
  109. -paresis
    weakness
  110. -pathy
    disease, emotion
  111. -penia
    lack of, deficiency, abnormal reduction.
  112. -pepsia
    to digest
  113. -phagia
    to eat, to swallow
  114. -phasia
    to speak, speech
  115. -pheresis
    removal, remove
  116. -phobia
    fear
  117. -phoresis
    to carry
  118. -phylaxis
    protection
  119. -physis
    growth
  120. -plasia
    formation, produce
  121. -plasm
    thing formed, plasma
  122. -plasty
    surgical repair
  123. -plegia
    stroke, paralysis, palsy
  124. -pnea
    breathing
  125. -poiesis
    formation
  126. -ptosis
    prolapse, drooping, sagging, falling down
  127. -ptysis
    spitting, to spit
  128. -puncture
    to pierce
  129. -rrhage
    to burst forth, bursting forth
  130. -rrhagia
    to burst forth, bursting forth
  131. -rrhaphy
    suture
  132. -rrhea
    flow, discharge
  133. -rrhexis
    rupture
  134. -scope
    instrument for examining
  135. -scopy
    to view, examine, visual examination
  136. -sepsis
    decay
  137. -sis
    state of, condition
  138. -some
    body
  139. -sound
    sound
  140. -spasm
    tension, spasm
  141. -stalsis
    contraction
  142. -stasis
    control, stop, stand still
  143. -staxis
    dripping, trickling
  144. -stenia
    strength
  145. -stomy
    new opening
  146. -systole
    contraction
  147. -therapy
    treatment
  148. -thermy
    heat
  149. -tic
    pertaining to
  150. -tome
    incision to cut
  151. -tomy
    incision
  152. -tone
    tension
  153. -tripsy
    crushing
  154. -troph(y)
    nourishment, development
  155. -trophy
    nourishment, development
  156. -type
    type
  157. -um
    tissue, structure
  158. -ure
    process
  159. -uria
    urination, condition of urine
  160. -us
    pertaining to, structure
  161. -y
    condition, pertaining to, process

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