Chapter 3 suffixes

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The Language of Medicine 8th Edition Chapter 3 Suffixes
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  1. -algia
    pain
  2. -cele
    hernia
  3. -centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  4. -coccus
    (plural: -cocci)
    berry-shaped bacterium
  5. -cyte
    cell
  6. -dynia
    pain
  7. -ectomy
    excision, removal, resection
  8. -emia
    blood condition
  9. -genesis
    condition of producing, forming
  10. -gram
    record
  11. -graph
    instrument for recording
  12. -graphy
    the process of recording
  13. -itis
    inflammation
  14. -logy
    study of
  15. -lysis
    breakdown, destruction, separation
  16. -malacia
    softening
  17. -megaly
    enlargement
  18. -oma
    tumor, mass, collection of fluid
  19. -opsy
    to view
  20. -osis
    condition, usually abnormal
  21. -pathy
    disease condition
  22. -penia
    deficiency
  23. -phobia
    fear
  24. -plasia
    development, formation, growth
  25. -plasty
    surgical repair
  26. -ptosis
    drooping, sagging, prolapse
  27. -sclerosis
    hardening
  28. -scope
    instrument for visual examination
  29. -scopy
    process of visual examination (with an endoscope)
  30. -stasis
    stopping, controlling
  31. -stomy
    opening to form a mouth (stoma)
  32. -therapy
    treatment
  33. -tomy
    incision, cutting into
  34. -trophy
    development, nourishment
  35. -er
    one who
  36. -ia
    condition
  37. -ist
    specialist
  38. -ole
    little, small
  39. -ule
    little, small
  40. -um, -ium
    structure, tissue
  41. -us
    srtucture, substance
  42. -y
    condition, process
  43. -ac, -iac
    pertaining to
  44. -al
    pertaining to
  45. -ar
    pertaining to
  46. -ary
    pertaining to
  47. -eal
    pertaining to
  48. -genic
    pertaining to producing, produced by, or in
  49. -ic,-ical
    pertaining to
  50. -oid
    resembling
  51. -ose
    pertaining to, full of
  52. -ous
    pertaining to
  53. -tic
    pertaining to

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