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medical terminology chapter 2 suffixes
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  1. centesis
    surgical puncture
  2. clasis
    surgical fracture
  3. desis
    binding (of a bone or joint)
  4. ectomy
    reomval
  5. lysis
    loosening
  6. pexy
    fixation (of an organ)
  7. plasty
    surgical repair
  8. rrhaphy
    suture
  9. stomy
    forming an opening (mouth)
  10. tome
    instrument to cut
  11. tomy
    incision
  12. tripsy
    crushing
  13. gram
    record
  14. graph
    instrument for recording
  15. graphy
    process of recording
  16. meter
    instrument for measuring
  17. metry
    act of measuring
  18. scope
    instrument for examining
  19. scopy
    visual examination
  20. algia/ dynia
    pain
  21. cele
    henia, swelling
  22. ectasis
    dilation, expansion
  23. edema
    swelling
  24. emesis
    vomiting
  25. emia
    blood condition
  26. gen, genesis
    forming, producing, origin
  27. iasis
    abnormal condition
  28. itis
    inflammation
  29. lith
    stone, calculus
  30. malacia
    softening
  31. megaly
    enlargement
  32. oma
    tumor
  33. osis
    abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood cells)
  34. pathy
    disease
  35. penia
    decrease, deficiency
  36. phagia
    eating, swallowing
  37. phasia
    speech
  38. phobia
    fear
  39. plasia, plasm
    formation, growth
  40. plegia
    paralysis
  41. ptosis
    downward displacement
  42. rrhage/ rrhagia
    bursting forth
  43. rrhea
    discharge, flow
  44. rrhexis
    rupture
  45. sclerosis
    abnormal condition of hardening
  46. spasm
    involuntary contraction
  47. stenosis
    narrowing, stricture
  48. toxic
    poision
  49. trophy
    nourishment, development
  50. -ac -al -ar -ary -eal -ic -ical -ile -ior -ous -tic
    pertaining to
  51. -esis -ia -ism
    condition
  52. -iatry
    medicine, treatment
  53. -ician, -ist
    specialist
  54. -y
    condition, process
  55. -icle -ole -ule
    small, minute

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