Medical Terminology - Ch 2 Suffixes

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-ad

toward

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-algia

pain

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-asthenia

weakness

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-blast

immature, forming

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-cele

hernia

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-cidal, -cide

destroying, killing

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-clasis

breaking

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-clast

instrument for breaking

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-crine

secreting

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-crit

separate

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-cyte

cell

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-cytosis

condition of cells

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-derma

skin

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-desis

binding

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-dynia

pain

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-ectasia, -ectasis

expansion, dilation

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-ectomy

removal of

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-edema

swelling

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-ema

condition

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-emesis

vomiting

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-emia, -emic

blood

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-esthesia

sensation

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-form

in the shape of

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-gen

producing, coming to be

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-genesis

production of

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-genic

producing

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-globin, -globulin

protein

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-gram

a recording

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-graph

recording instrument

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-graphy

process of recording

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-iasis

pathological condition or state

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-ic

pertaining to

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-ics

treatment, practice, body of knowledge

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-ism

condition, disease, doctrine

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-itis (pl = itides)

inflammation

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-kinesia

movement

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-lepsy

condition of

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-leptic

having seizures

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-logist

one who practices

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-logy

study, practice

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-lysis

destruction of

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-lytic

destroying

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-malacia

softening

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-mania

obsession

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-megaly

enlargement

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-meter

measuring device

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-metry

measuring

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-oid

like, resembling

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-oma (pl = -omata)

tumor, neoplasm

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-opia, -opsia

vision

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-opsy

view of

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-osis (-oses)

condition, state, process

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-ostomy

opening

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-oxia

oxygen

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-para, -parous

bearing (as young), producing

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-paresis

slight paralysis

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-pathy

disease

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-penia

deficiency

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-pepsia

digestion

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-pexy

fixation, usually done surgically

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-phage, -phagia, -phagy

eating, devouring

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-phasia

speaking

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-pheresis

removal

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-phil, -philia

attraction to, affinity for

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-phobia

fear

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-phonia

sound

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-phoresis

carrying

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-phoria

feeling, carrying

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-phrenia

of the mind

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-phthisis

wasting away

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-physis

growing

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-plakia

plaque

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-plasia, -plasm

formation

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-plastic

forming

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-plasty

surgical repair

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-plegia

paralysis

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-plegic

one who is paralyzed

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-pnea

breath

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-poiesis

formation

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-poietic

forming

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-poietin

one that forms

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-porosis

lessening in density

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-ptosis

falling down, drooping

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-rrhage

discharging heavily

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-rrhagia

heavy discharge

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-rrhaphy

surgical suturing

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-rrhea

a flowing, a flux

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-schisis

splitting

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-scope

instrument (especially one used for observing or measuring)

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-scopy

use of an instrument for observing

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-somnia

sleep

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-spasm, -stalsis

contraction

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-stasis

stopping, constant

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-stat

agent to maintain a state

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-static

maintaining a state

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-stenosis

narrowing

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-stomy

opening

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-tome

cutting instrument, section

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-tomy

cutting operation

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-trophic

nutritional

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-trophy

nutrition

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-tropia

turning

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-tropic

turning toward

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-tropy

condition of turning toward

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-uria

urine

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-version

turning


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