Suffixes Chapter 2-5

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  1. -opsy
    to view

    ex: biopsy
  2. -osis
    abnormal condition

    ex: thrombosis
  3. -scope
    instrument to visually examination

    ex: ophthalmoscope
  4. -scopy
    process of visual examination

    ex: colonoscopy
  5. -sis
    state of; condition

    ex: thrombosis
  6. -ist
    specialist

    ex: radiologist
  7. -tomy
    incision, process of cutting

    ex: osteostomy
  8. -y
    process of
  9. -plasm
    formation
  10. -somes
    bodies
  11. -cele
    hernia
  12. -centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  13. -coccus
    berry-shaped bacterium
  14. -dynia
    pain
  15. genesis
    condition of producing, forming
  16. -graph
    instrument for recording
  17. -graphy
    process of recording
  18. -lysis
    • breakdown,
    • separation,
    • destruction
  19. -malacia
    softening
  20. -megaly
    enlargement
  21. -penia
    deficiency
  22. -phobia
    fear
  23. -plasia
    development, formation
  24. -plasty
    surgical repair
  25. -ptosis
    drooping, sagging
  26. -sclerosis
    hardnening
  27. -stasis
    stopping, controlling
  28. -stomy
    opening to form a mouth (stoma)
  29. -therapy
    treatment
  30. -trophy
    development, nourishment
  31. -er
    one who
  32. -ole
    -ule
    little, small
  33. -us
    structure, substance
  34. -um
    -ium
    structure, tissue
  35. -blast
    embryonic, immature

    ex: osteoblast
  36. -crine
    to secrete

    ex: endocrine
  37. -cyesis
    pregnancy

    ex: sudocyesis
  38. -drome
    to run

    ex: prodrome
  39. -fusion
    coming together

    ex: infusion
  40. -gen
    substance that produces

    ex: carcinogen
  41. -lapse
    to slide, fall, sag

    ex: relapse
  42. -lysis
    breakdown

    ex: hemolysis
  43. -meter
    to measure

    ex: thermometer
  44. -mission
    to send

    ex: trasmission
  45. -or
    one who

    ex: doctor
  46. -partum
    birth, labor

    ex: postpartum
  47. -phoria
    to bear, carry

    ex: euphoria= good feeling
  48. -physis
    to grow

    ex: epiphysil
  49. -plasia
    development, formation, growth

    ex: neoplasia
  50. -plasm
    structure

    ex: neoplasm
  51. -pnea
    breathing

    • ex: apnea
    •      dyspnea
    •       platypnea
  52. -ptosis
    drooping, sagging

    ex: blephroptosis= drooping eyelids
  53. -rrhea
    -rrhage
    -rrhagia
    -rrhapy
    flow, discharge

    ex: diarrhea
  54. -stasis
    stopping, controlling

    ex: hemostasis
  55. -ase
    enzyme
  56. -chezias
    defecation
  57. -iasis
    abnormal condition
  58. -prandial
    meal

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