Ch 3 Suffixes

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

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