Medical Terminology

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emilooch
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99638
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Medical Terminology
Updated:
2011-09-03 19:47:46
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Shorter noun suffixes
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  1. -er
    One who
  2. -ia
    Condition
  3. -ist
    Specialist
  4. -ole
    Small, little
  5. -ule
    Small, little
  6. -um , -ium
    Structure, substance

    Esophagus - a muscular structure (tube) within the throat
  7. -y
    Condition or process
  8. -ac, -iac
    Pertaining to

    Cardiac - pertaining to the heart
  9. -al
    Pertaining to

    Inguinal - pertaining to the groin
  10. -ar
    Pertaining to
  11. -ary
    Pertaining to

    Pulminary - pertaining to the lungs
  12. -eal
    Pertaining to

    Layngeal - pertaining to the larynx
  13. -genic
    Produced by, producing, pertaining to

    Carcinogenic - producing cancer
  14. -ic, -ical
    Pertaining to

    Chronic - pertaining to slow progression of time
  15. -oid
    Resembling

    Adenoids - resembling glands (small mass of lymphatic tissue)
  16. -ose
    Full of, pertaining to

    Adipose - pertaining to/full of fat
  17. -ous
    Pertaining to
  18. -tic
    Pertaining to

    Nectrotic - pertaining to death

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