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-ac

Pertaining to Ex) cardiac (pertaining to heart)

2

-al

Pertaining to Ex) abdominal (pertaining to abdomen)

3

-algia

Pain Ex) gastralgia (stomach pain)

4

-an

Pertaining to Ex) ovarian (pertaining to ovaries)

5

-apheresis

Removal, carry away

6

-ar

Pertaining to Ex) ventricular (pertaining to ventricles)

7

-ary

Pertaining to Ex) pulmonary (pertaining to lungs)

8

-asthenia

Weakness

9

-atic

Pertaining to Ex) lymphatic (pertaining to lymphs)

10

-capnia

carbon dioxide

11

-cele

Protrusion, hernia Ex) cystocele (protrusion of bladder)

12

-centesis

Puncture to withdraw fluid

13

-clasia

Surgically break

14

-crit

Separation of

15

-cyte

Cell Ex) erythrocyte (red cell)

16

-cytosis

More than the normal number of cells

17

-derma

Skin condition

18

-desis

Fuse

19

-dipsia

thirst

20

-dynia

Pain Ex) cardiodynia (heart pain)

21

-eal

Pertaining to Ex) esophageal (pertaining to esophagus)

22

-ectasis

Dilation Ex) bronchiectasis (dilated bronchi)

23

-ectomy

Surgical removal

24

-edema

 

swelling

25

-emesis

vomit

26

-emia

Blood condition

27

-emic

relating to a blood condition

28

-gen

Produces Ex) pathogen (produces disease)

29

-genesis

Generates, produces Ex) spermatogenesis (produces sperm)

30

-genic

Producing, produced by Ex) carcinogenic (producing cancer)

31

-globin

Protein

32

-globulin

 

protein

33

-gram

Record or picture

34

-graph

Instrument for recording

35

-graphy

Process of recording

36

-ia

Condition Ex) bradycardia (condition of slow heartbeat)

37

-iac

Pertaining to Ex) chondriac (pertaining to cartilage)

38

-iasis

Abnormal condition Ex) lithiasis (abnormal condition of stones)

39

-iatry

Medical treatment Ex) podiatry (medical treatment for the feet)

40

-ic

Pertaining to Ex) gastric (pertaining to stomach)

41

-ile

Pertaining to Ex) penile (pertaining to penis)

42

-ine

Pertaining to Ex) uterine (pertaining to uterus)

43

-ion

Action, condition

44

-ior

Pertaining to Ex) superior (above)

45

-ism

State of Ex) hypothyroidism (state of low thyroid)

46

-istry

specialty of

47

-itis

Inflammation Ex) dermatitis (inflammation of skin)

48

-kinesia

Movement

49

-listhesis

Slipping

50

-lithiasis

condition of stones

51

-logist

One who studies Ex) cardiologist (one who studies the heart)

52

-logy

Study of Ex) cardiology (study of the heart)

53

-lysis

Destruction Ex) hemolysis (blood destruction)

54

-lytic

Destruction Ex) thrombolytic (clot destruction)

55

-malacia

Abnormal softening Ex) chondromalacia (cartilage softening)

56

-manometer

Instrument to measure pressure

57

-megaly

Enlargement, large Ex) cardiomegaly (enlarged heart)

58

-meter

Instrument for measuring

59

-metry

Process of measuring

60

-nic

Pertaining to Ex) embryonic (pertaining to embryo)

61

-oid

Resembling Ex) fibroid (resembling fibers)

62

-ole

Small

63

-oma

Tumor, mass Ex) carcinoma (cancerous tumor)

64

-opsy

View of

65

-orexia

appetite

66

-ory

Pertaining to Ex) auditory (pertaining to hearing)

67

-ose

Pertaining to Ex) adipose (pertaining to fat)

68

-osis

Abnormal condition Ex) cyanosis (abnormal condition of being blue)

69

-osmia

smell

70

-ostomy

Surgically create an opening

71

-otomy

Cut into

72

-ous

Pertaining to Ex) intravenous (pertaining to within a vein)

73

-paresis

weakness

74

-pathy

Disease Ex) myopathy (muscle disease)

75

-penia

Decrease, too few

76

-pepsia

digestion

77

-pexy

Surgical fixation

78

-phagia

Eating

79

-phasia

speech

80

-phil

Attracted to

81

-phobia

Fear Ex) photophobia (fear of light)

82

-phonia

voice

83

-plasia

Development, growth Ex) hyperplasia (excessive development)

84

-plasm

Formation, development Ex) neoplasm (new formation)

85

-plastic

Pertaining to development

86

-plasty

Surgical repair

87

-plegia

paralysis

88

-pnea

breathing

89

-poiesis

Formation

90

-porosis

Porous

91

-prandial

pertaining to a meal

92

-pressin

to press down

93

-ptosis

Drooping Ex) blepharoptosis (drooping eyelid)

94

-ptysis

spitting

95

-rrhage

Excessive, abnormal flow Ex) hemorrhage (excessive bleeding)

96

-rrhagia

Abnormal flow Ex) cystorrhagia (abnormal flow from bladder)

97

-rrhagic

Pertaining to abnormal flow

98

-rrhea

Discharge Ex) rhinorrhea (discharge from the nose)

98

-rrhaphy

Suture

99

-rrhexis

Rupture Ex) hysterorrhexis (ruptured uterus)

100

-sclerosis

Hardening Ex) arteriosclerosis (hardening of an artery)

101

-scope

Instrument for viewing

102

-scopy

Process of viewing

102

-spasm

Involuntary muscle contraction

103

-stasis

Standing still

104

-stenosis

Narrowing Ex) angiostenosis (narrowing of a vessel)

105

-taxia

muscle coordination

106

-tension

Pressure

107

-therapy

Treatment Ex) chemotherapy (treatment with chemicals)

108

-tic

Pertaining to Ex) acoustic (pertaining to hearing)

108

-thorax

chest

109

-tome

Instrument used to cut

110

-tonia

Tone

111

-tonic

Pertaining to tone

112

-tripsy

surgical crushing

112

-trophic

pertaining to development

113

-trophy

development Ex) hypertrophy (excessive development)

114

-tropin

to stimulate

116

-ule

Small Ex) venule (small vein)

117

-uria

urine condition

118

Abnormal condition Ex) lithiasis (abnormal condition of stones)

-iasis

118

Abnormal condition Ex) cyanosis (abnormal condition of being blue)

-osis

119

Abnormal flow Ex) cystorrhagia (abnormal flow from bladder)

-rrhagia

120

Abnormal softening Ex) chondromalacia (cartilage softening)

-malacia

122

Action, condition

-ion

123

appetite

-orexia

124

Blood condition

-emia

124

Attracted to

-phil

125

breathing

-pnea

126

carbon dioxide

-capnia

127

Cell Ex) erythrocyte (red cell)

-cyte

128

chest

-thorax

130

Condition Ex) bradycardia (condition of slow heartbeat)

-ia

131

condition of stones

-lithiasis

132

Cut into

-otomy

133

Decrease, too few

-penia

134

Destruction Ex) hemolysis (blood destruction)

-lysis

135

Destruction Ex) thrombolytic (clot destruction)

-lytic

135

development Ex) hypertrophy (excessive development)

-trophy

136

Development, growth Ex) hyperplasia (excessive development)

-plasia

137

digestion

-pepsia

138

Dilation Ex) bronchiectasis (dilated bronchi)

-ectasis

140

Discharge Ex) rhinorrhea (discharge from the nose)

-rrhea

141

Disease Ex) myopathy (muscle disease)

-pathy

142

Drooping Ex) blepharoptosis (drooping eyelid)

-ptosis

143

Eating

-phagia

144

Enlargement, large Ex) cardiomegaly (enlarged heart)

-megaly

144

Excessive, abnormal flow Ex) hemorrhage (excessive bleeding)

-rrhage

145

Fear Ex) photophobia (fear of light)

-phobia

146

Formation

-poiesis

147

Formation, development Ex) neoplasm (new formation)

-plasm

148

Fuse

-desis

149

Generates, produces Ex) spermatogenesis (produces sperm)

-genesis

150

Hardening Ex) arteriosclerosis (hardening of an artery)

-sclerosis

151

Inflammation Ex) dermatitis (inflammation of skin)

-itis

152

Instrument for measuring

-meter

154

Instrument for recording

-graph

155

Instrument for viewing

-scope

156

Instrument to measure pressure

-manometer

157

Instrument used to cut

-tome

158

Involuntary muscle contraction

-spasm

159

Medical treatment Ex) podiatry (medical treatment for the feet)

-iatry

160

More than the normal number of cells

-cytosis

161

Movement

-kinesia

161

muscle coordination

-taxia

163

Narrowing Ex) angiostenosis (narrowing of a vessel)

-stenosis

164

One who studies Ex) cardiologist (one who studies the heart)

-logist

165

Pain Ex) cardiodynia (heart pain)

-dynia

166

Pain Ex) gastralgia (stomach pain)

-algia

168

Pertaining to Ex) abdominal (pertaining to abdomen)

-al

168

paralysis

-plegia

169

Pertaining to Ex) acoustic (pertaining to hearing)

-tic

170

Pertaining to Ex) chondriac (pertaining to cartilage)

-iac

170

Pertaining to Ex) adipose (pertaining to fat)

-ose

171

Pertaining to Ex) esophageal (pertaining to esophagus)

-eal

173

Pertaining to Ex) gastric (pertaining to stomach)

-ic

174

Pertaining to Ex) intravenous (pertaining to within a vein)

-ous

175

Pertaining to Ex) ovarian (pertaining to ovaries)

-an

176

Pertaining to Ex) pulmonary (pertaining to lungs)

-ary

176

Pertaining to Ex) penile (pertaining to penis)

-ile

177

Pertaining to Ex) superior (above)

-ior

178

Pertaining to Ex) uterine (pertaining to uterus)

-ine

179

Pertaining to Ex) ventricular (pertaining to ventricles)

-ar

180

Pertaining to Ex) auditory (pertaining to hearing)

-ory

181

Pertaining to Ex) embryonic (pertaining to embryo)

-nic

182

Pertaining to Ex) lymphatic (pertaining to lymphs)

-atic

183

pertaining to a meal

-prandial

185

Pertaining to abnormal flow

-rrhagic

186

pertaining to development

-trophic

187

Pertaining to development

-plastic

187

Pertaining to tone

-tonic

189

Pertaining to Ex) cardiac (pertaining to heart)

-ac

189

Porous

-porosis

191

Pressure

-tension

192

Process of recording

-graphy

192

Process of measuring

-metry

194

Process of viewing

-scopy

195

Produces Ex) pathogen (produces disease)

-gen

196

Producing, produced by Ex) carcinogenic (producing cancer)

-genic

196

protein

-globulin

 

198

Protrusion, hernia Ex) cystocele (protrusion of bladder)

-cele

198

Protein

-globin

199

Puncture to withdraw fluid

-centesis

200

Record or picture

-gram

201

relating to a blood condition

-emic

202

Removal, carry away

-apheresis

203

Resembling Ex) fibroid (resembling fibers)

-oid

204

Rupture Ex) hysterorrhexis (ruptured uterus)

-rrhexis

205

Separation of

-crit

206

Skin condition

-derma

207

Slipping

-listhesis

208

Small

-ole

210

Small Ex) venule (small vein)

-ule

211

smell

-osmia

212

specialty of

-istry

213

spitting

-ptysis

213

speech

-phasia

214

Standing still

-stasis

215

State of Ex) hypothyroidism (state of low thyroid)

-ism

216

Study of Ex) cardiology (study of the heart)

-logy

217

surgical crushing

-tripsy

218

Surgical fixation

-pexy

219

Surgical removal

-ectomy

221

Surgical repair

-plasty

222

Surgically break

-clasia

223

Surgically create an opening

-ostomy

224

Suture

-rrhaphy

225

swelling

-edema

 

226

thirst

-dipsia

227

to press down

-pressin

228

to stimulate

-tropin

229

Tone

-tonia

230

Treatment Ex) chemotherapy (treatment with chemicals)

-therapy

231

Tumor, mass Ex) carcinoma (cancerous tumor)

-oma

232

urine condition

-uria

234

View of

-opsy

236

voice

-phonia

238

vomit

-emesis

239

Weakness

-asthenia

240

weakness

-paresis