Common Medical Suffixes

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Common Medical Suffixes
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  1. The suffix -algia
    pain
  2. The suffix -cele
    hernia, protrusion
  3. The suffix -cyte
    cell
  4. The suffix -dynia
    pain
  5. The suffix -ectasis
    dilation
  6. The suffix -gen
    • that which produces
    • ex. pathogen- that which produces disease
    • carcinogen- that which produces cancer
  7. The suffix -genesis
    • produces, generates
    • ex. spermatogenesis- produces sperm
  8. The suffix -genic
    • producing, produced by
    • ex. carcinogenic- produces cancer
  9. The suffix -ia
    state, condition
  10. The suffix -iasis
    abnormal condition
  11. The suffix -iatry
    medical treatment
  12. The suffix -ism
    state of
  13. The suffix -itis
    inflammation
  14. The suffix -logist
    one who studies
  15. The suffix -logy
    study of
  16. The suffix -lysis
    destruction
  17. The suffix -lytic
    destruction
  18. The suffix -malacia
    abnormal softening
  19. The suffix -megaly
    enlargement, large

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