Medical Terminology Suffixes

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-er
-ist

one who

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-iatrician

practitioner

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-logist

one who studies, specialists

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-ac
-al
-ic

pertaining to

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-logic
-logical

pertaining to the study of

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-iatrics
-iatry

medical profession or treatment

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-logy

study or science of

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-oma

tumor

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-centesis

surgical puncture; surgical procedure to aspirate or remove fluid

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-ectomy

excision (surgical removal or cutting out)

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-lysis

process of loosening, freeing, or destroying

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-pexy

surgical fixation (fastening in a fixed position)

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-plasty

surgicial repair

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-rrhapy

suture (uniting a wound by stitches)

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-scopy

visual examination with a lighted instrument (not always a surgical procedure)

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-stomy

formation of an opening

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-tome

an instrument used for cutting

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-tomy

incision (cutting into tissue)

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-tripsy

surgical crushing

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-algia
-dynia

pain

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-cele

hernia (protrusion of all or part of an organ through wall of cavity that contains it)

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-ectasia
-ectasis

dilatation (dilation, enlargement or stretching of a structure or part)

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-edema

swelling

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-emesis

vomiting

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-emia

condition of the blood

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-ia
-iasis

condition

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-itis

inflammation

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-lith

stone or calculus

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-malacia

soft, softening

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-mania

excessive, preoccupation

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-megaly

enlargement

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-oid

resembling

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-osis

condition (often an abnormal condition; sometimes an increase)

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-pathy

disease

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-penia

deficiency

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-phobia

abnormal fear

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-ptosis

prolapse (sagging)

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-rrhage
-rrhagia

excessive bleeding or hemorrhage

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-spasm

twitching, cramp

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-stasis

stopping, controlling

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-able
-ible

capable of
able to

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-ac
-al
-an
-ar
-ary
-eal
-ic
-tic
-ive

pertaining to

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-ase

enzyme

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-eum
-ium

membrane

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-ia
-ism

condition or theory

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-iac

one who suffers

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-opia

vision

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-ose

sugar

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-ous

pertaining to or characterized by

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-y

state or condition