Lesson 4 Compound Suffixes

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Lesson 4 Compound Suffixes
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  1. -ECTASIA, -ECTASIS
    • dilation, enlargement
    • ex: cardi-ectaisa, nephr-ectasis
  2. -ECTOMY
    • surgical excision; removal of all (total excision) or part (partial excision) of an organ
    • ex: gastr-ectomy, nephr-ectomy
  3. -GEN
    • substance that produces (something)
    • ex: antitoxino-gen, carcino-gen
  4. -GENESIS
    • formation, origin
    • ex: lipo-genesis, patho-genesis
  5. -GENIC
    • causing, producing, caused
    • ex: carcino-genic
  6. -GENOUS
    • by, produced by or in
    • ex: hepato-genous
  7. GRAM-
    • a record of the activity of an organ (often an x-ray)
    • ex: cardio-gram, angio-gram
  8. -GRAPH
    • an instrument for recording the activity of an organ
    • ex: poly-graph, cardio-graph
  9. -GRAPHY
    • (1) the recording of the activity of an organ (usually by x-ray examination)
    • (2) a descriptive treatise (on a subject)
    • ex: cholangio-graphy, cysto-graphy, spleno-graphy, osteo-graphy
  10. -LYSIS
    • dissolution, reduction, decomposition, disintegration
    • ex: hemo-lysis, pyreto-lysis
  11. -LYTIC
    • pertaining to the dissolution or decomposition, disintegration (forms adj from words ending in -lysis)
    • ex: hemo-lytic, bacterio-lytic
  12. -PATHY
    • disease
    • ex: neuro-pathy, cardio-pathy
  13. -PTOSIS
    • dropping, sagging, prolapse (of an organ or part)
    • ex: gastro-ptosis, colo-ptosis
  14. -RRHAGIA
    • profuse discharge, hemorrhage
    • ex: leuko-rrhagia, meningo-rrhagia
  15. -RRHEA
    • profuse discharge, excessive secretion
    • ex: rhino-rrhea, myxo-rrhea
  16. -RRHEXIS
    bursting (of tissues), rupture
  17. -SCOPE
    • an instrument for examining
    • ex: rhino-scope, colpo-scope
  18. SCOPY
    • examination
    • ex: endo-scopy, cysto-scopy
  19. -TOME
    • a surgical instrument for cutting
    • ex: adenoma-tome, gastro-tome
  20. -TOMY
    • surgical incision
    • ex: cholecysto-tomy, abdominohystero-tomy

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