Virginia College - Pearson Medical Terminology - Suffixes

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  1. -a
    singular
  2. -ac
    pertaining to
  3. -acous
    of or relating to hearing
  4. -acusis
    condition of hearing
  5. -ad
    toward, in the direction of
  6. -ade
    process
  7. -ae
    plural
  8. -al
    pertaining to
  9. -algesia
    pain
  10. -algia
    condition of pain
  11. -ar
    pertaining to
  12. -ary
    pertaining to
  13. -ase
    enzyme
  14. -asthenia
    weakness
  15. -ation
    process
  16. -atresia
    closure or absence of a normal body opening
  17. -capnia
    condition of carbon dioxide
  18. -cele
    hernia, swelling, protrusion
  19. -centesis
    surgical puncture for the purpose of aspiration
  20. -cide, -cidal
    killing, destroying
  21. -clasia, -clasis, -clast
    to surgically break apart
  22. -crine
    to secrete
  23. -crit
    to separate
  24. -cyesis
    pregnancy
  25. -desis
    surgical fixation, fusion, binding
  26. -dipsia
    condition of thirst
  27. -drome
    run, running
  28. -dynia
    condition of pain
  29. -eal
    pertaining to
  30. -ectasis, -ectasia
    expansion, dilation
  31. -ectomy
    surgical excision, removal
  32. -emesis
    vomiting
  33. -emetic
    pertaining to vomiting
  34. -emia
    condition of blood
  35. -genesis
    origin, cause
  36. -genic
    pertaining to producing, forming
  37. -geusia
    taste
  38. -gnosis
    knowledge
  39. -gram
    a record of image
  40. -graph
    instrument for recording
  41. -graphy
    recording process
  42. -hemia
    condition of blood
  43. -ia
    condition of
  44. -ial
    pertaining to
  45. -iasis
    condition of
  46. -iatry
    treatment, specialty
  47. -ic
    pertaining to
  48. -icle
    small
  49. -ics
    organized knowledge, treatment
  50. -ician
    one who practices
  51. -ion
    process
  52. -ior
    pertaining to
  53. -ism
    condition or disease
  54. -ismus
    spasm, contraction
  55. -ist
    one who specializes
  56. -ite
    the nature of, resembling
  57. -itis
    inflammation
  58. -ium
    structure, tissue
  59. -lepsy
    seizure
  60. -lexia
    pertaining to a word or phrase
  61. -logist
    one who studies
  62. -logous
    pertaining to study
  63. -logy
    study or science of
  64. -lysis
    loosen, dissolve, destruction, separation
  65. -lytic
    pertaining to loosen, dissolve
  66. -malacia
    softening
  67. -mania
    madness, frenzy
  68. -megaly
    abnormally large, enlargement
  69. -meter
    unit of measure, measuring instrument
  70. -metrist
    one who measures
  71. -metry
    measurement, process of measuring
  72. -oid
    resembling
  73. -oma
    tumor, mass
  74. -opia
    condition of vision
  75. -opsy
    view of
  76. -osis
    condition of
  77. -ous
    pertaining to
  78. -oxia
    condition of oxygen
  79. -pathy
    disease
  80. -penia
    abnormal reduction in number, deficiency
  81. -pepsia
    denotes something relating to digestion, or the digestive tract
  82. -pexy
    surgical fixation, suspension
  83. -phagia
    eating, swallowing, or ingestion
  84. -phagy
    forms nouns that denotes "feeding on" the first element of the word. ex: hematophagy = feeding on blood
  85. -phasia
    speaking
  86. -phil
    loving, affinity for
  87. -philia
    loving, affinity for
  88. -phobia
    exaggerated fear, sensitivity to
  89. -phonia
    condition of sound or voice
  90. -phylaxis
    protection
  91. -physis
    growth
  92. -plasia
    formation, growth
  93. -plasty
    surgical repair
  94. -plegia
    paralysis
  95. -plexy
    stroke or seizure
  96. -pnea
    breath
  97. -practic
    practice
  98. -ptosis
    drooping, falling, downward placement, prolapse
  99. -ptysis
    to cough up, spitting
  100. -rrhage
    abnormal discharge, burst forth
  101. -rrhagia
    abnormal discharge, rapid flow of blood
  102. -rrhagic
    pertaining to abnormal discharge
  103. -rrhaphy
    surgical suturing
  104. -rrhea
    flowing, discharge
  105. -rrhexis
    rupture
  106. -rupt
    break or burst
  107. -s
    plural
  108. -salpinx
    trumpet
  109. -sclerosis
    hardening
  110. -scope
    instrument for viewing
  111. -scopy
    process of viewing
  112. -sis
    state of
  113. -spasm
    sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
  114. -spasmodic
    pertaining to a sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
  115. -stalsis
    contraction
  116. -stasis
    standing still
  117. -staxix
    dripping, tricking
  118. -stenosis
    abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure
  119. -stomy
    surgical creation of an opening
  120. -tension, -tensive
    pressure
  121. -therapy
    treatment
  122. -tic
    pertaining to
  123. -tome
    cutting instrument
  124. -tomy
    incision, to cut
  125. -tony
    tension
  126. -tripsy
    surgical crushing
  127. -troph
    nourishment, development
  128. -ula, -ule
    small
  129. -urea
    urine
  130. -uresis
    urination
  131. -uria
    pertaining to urine, urination
  132. -us
    pertaining to
  133. -version
    turning
  134. -y
    process of

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