Med Terminology Suffixes

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  1. -algia
    pain
  2. -cele
    hernia, protrusion
  3. -cise
    cut
  4. -cyte
    cell
  5. -dynia
    pain
  6. -ectasis
    dilation
  7. -gen
    that which produces
  8. -genesis
    produces, generates
  9. -genic
    producing, produced by
  10. -ia
    state, condition
  11. -iasis
    abnormal condition
  12. -ism
    state of
  13. -itis
    inflammation
  14. -logist
    one who studies
  15. -logy
    study of
  16. -lysis
    destruction
  17. -malacia
    abnormal softening
  18. -megaly
    enlargement, large
  19. -oma
    tumor, mass
  20. -osis
    abnormal condition
  21. -pathy
    disease
  22. -plasia
    development, growth
  23. -plasm
    formation, development
  24. -ptosis
    drooping
  25. -rrhage
    excessive, abnormal flow
  26. -rrhea
    discharge, flow
  27. -rrhexis
    rupture
  28. -sclerosis
    hardening
  29. -stenosis
    narrowing
  30. -therapy
    treatment
  31. -trophy
    nourishment, development
  32. -centesis
    puncture to withdraw fluid
  33. -ectomy
    surgical removal
  34. -stomy
    surgically create an opening
  35. -tomy
    cutting into
  36. -pexy
    surgical fixation
  37. -plasty
    surgical repair
  38. -rrhaphy
    suture
  39. -gram
    record or picture
  40. -graph
    instrument for recording
  41. -graphy
    process of recording
  42. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  43. -metry
    process of measuring
  44. -scope
    instrument for viewing
  45. -scopy
    process of visually examining
  46. -clasis
    to break surgically
  47. -clasia
    to surgically break
  48. -blast
    immature, embryonic
  49. -clast
    to break (by professional)
  50. -clastic
    to break (by professional)
  51. -porosis
    pore, porous, passage
  52. -desis
    stabilize, fuse
  53. -listhesis
    slipping forward
  54. -tome
    instrument to cut
  55. -asthenia
    weakness
  56. -kinesia
    movement
  57. -pnea
    breathing
  58. -capnia
    carbon dioxide
  59. -osmia
    smell
  60. -phonia
    vioce, sound
  61. -ptysis
    sputnum (spitting up, out)
  62. -thorax
    chest

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