Suffixes - "Common Generally Used"

Helpfulness: 0
Set Details Share
created 10 days ago by terrioverseas
1 view
Grade levels:
College: First year
Subjects:
ptec102
show moreless
Page to share:
Embed this setcancel
COPY
code changes based on your size selection
Size:
X
Show:
1

-algia

pain

neuralgia - severe, stabbing nerve pain

2

-ate

make use of, subject to

intubate - insertion of a tube into a canal, hollow organ or cavity

3

-blast

immature cell

osteoblast - an immature cell that forms into bone

4

-cele

pouch

cystocele - hernia of the bladder

5

-cyte

cell

leukocyte - white blood cell

6

-dynia

pain

arthrodynia - pain in the joints

7

-emesis

vomiting

hematemesis - vomiting blood

8

-eum

tissue or structure

periosteum - the membrane around bone

9

-genesis

origin

lysogenesis - the production of lysins

10

-genic

origin

carcinogenic - causing cancer

11

-ium

tissue or structure

pericardium - the membrane around the heart

12

-ize

make, use, subject to

anesthetize - to produce loss of sensation

13

-malacia

softening

cardiomalacia - softening of the walls of the heart

14

-oid

like, resembling

ovoid - resembling an egg, oval-shaped

15

-oma

tumor

lymphoma - cancer of the lymphatic system

16

-phage

eat, swallow

bacteriophage - eater of bacteria

17

-phagia

process of eating or related to eating

dysphagia - difficulty swallowing

18

-phile

affinity for

halophile - organisms that thrive in high salt concentrations

19

-phobia

fear

photophobia - fear of light due to pain and sensitivity

20

-pnea

breathing

apena - the suspension of normal breathing

21

-ptosis

drooping

blepharoptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid

22

-rrhage

bursting forth or rapid flow

hemorrhage - an escape of blood through a ruptured or un-ruptured blood vessel

23

-rrhagia

bursting forth or rapid flow

menorrhagia - an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period

24

-rrhea

drainage, discharge

dirrhea - an abnormally frequent discharge of fecal matter from the bowel

25

-spasm

abrupt, forceful contractions

bronchospasm - contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi

26

-stasis

stop, stand

hemostasis - a process which causes bleeding to stop