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-algia

pain (cephalalgia) (gastralgia)

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-itis

inflammation (Gastritis)

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-ic

pertaining to (gastric)

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-stomy

creating a new opening into (gastrostomy)

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noun suffixes

a, ate, e, emia, er, esis, is, iatry, ion, ism, ist, ole, osis, ula, tion, ule, um, us, y

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-ate

something that... (hemolysate)

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-a

noun ending (can also be used as a prefix) (cyanderma)

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-e

noun ending (dermatome)

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-emia

blood condition (hyperglycemia)

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-er

one who (radiographer)

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-esis

condition of (enuresis)

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-ia

condition (a noun ending, also) (paraplegia)

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-iatry

medical treatment, medical profession (Podiatry)

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-ion

action, process (conduction)

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-ism

condition (hirsutism)

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-ist

practitioner (pharmacist)

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-ole

small or little (arteriole)

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-osis

condition (cyanosis)

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-tion

process of (relaxation)

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-ula

small, little (macula)

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-ule

"small one" (venule)

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-um

a suffix that identifies singular nouns (dorsum) (duodenum)

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-us

a suffix that identifies singular nouns (coccus)

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-y

condition; process (myopathy)

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Adjective Suffixes

ac, al, ar, ary, eal, ic, ical, ile, oid, ory, ous, tic

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suffixes meaning pertaining to...

-ac, -al, -ary, -ic, -ical, -eal, -ectic, -ile, -ous, -tic, -ory

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-ac

pertaining to (cardiac) (hypochondriac cavity) (hypogastric cavity)

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-al

pertaining to (abdominal cavity) (cervical vertebrae) (cranial cavity) (dorsal) (distal) (inguinal region)

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-ar

pertaining to (ventricular)

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-ary

pertaining to; relating to (pulmonary)

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-eal

pertaining to (thoracic)

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-ic

pertaining to (abdominopelvic cavity) (epigastric cavity)

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-ical

pertaining to (combination of ic + al) (neurological)

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-ile

pertaining to; capable (febrile)

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-oid

resembling (mucoid)

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-ory

pertaining to; characterized by (auditory)

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-ous

pertaining to (venous)

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-tic

pertaining to (cyanotic)

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-ician

specialist in a field of study (obstetrician)

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-iatrics

relating to medicine, physicians, or medical treatment (pediatrics)

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-iatry

medical treatment, medical profession (psychiatry)

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-iatrist

one who treats; a physician (psychiatrist)

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-ian

specialist in a field of study (geriatrician)

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-ist

practitioner (pharmacist)

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-logist

one who spéciales in the study of (histologist)

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-logy

the study of (cytology)

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-centesis

surgical procedure (amniocentesis)

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-clasis

crushing or breaking up (osteoclasis)

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-desis

binding or surgical fusion (arthrodesis)

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-ectomy

surgical removal (appendectomy)

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-gram

record or picture (electrocardiograph)

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-graphy

process of recording (electrocardiograph)

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-ize

to make; to treat or combine with (anesthetize)

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-lysis

destruction or detachment (dialysis)

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-meter

an instrument used to measure (pelvimeter)

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-metry

the process of measuring (pelvimetry)

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-opsy

process of viewing (biopsy)

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-pexy

surgical fixation (colpopexy)

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-plasty

surgical repair (rhinoplasty)

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-rrhaphy

surturing (nephrorrhaphy)

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-scope

an instrument used to view (ophthalmoscope)

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-stomy

the surgical creation of a new opening (colostomy)

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-tomy

incision into (phlebotomy)

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-tripsy

intentional crushing (lithotripsy)

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ad

toward, increase (caudad)

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-algesia

sensitivity to pain (anaalgesia)

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-blast

embryonic stage of development (leukoblast)

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-cele

swelling or herniation (cystocele)

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-cide

to kill or destroy (spermicide)

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-cyte

cell (leukocyte)

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-dynia

pain (cephalodynia)

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-ectasia

stretching or dilatation (gastrectasia)

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-ectasis

stretching or dilatation (gastrectasis)

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-gen

that which generates (glycogen)

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-genesis

generating; formation (lithogenesis)

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-genic

pertaining to formation, producing (lithogenic)

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-graph

an instrument used to record (electrocardiograph)

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-gravida

pregnancy (multigravida)

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-iasis

presence of an abnormal condition (cholelithiasis)

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-iatrician

one who treats; a physician (pediatrician)

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-ize

to make; to treat or combine with (anasthetize)

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-lepsy

seizure, attack (narcolepsy)

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-lithiasis

presence or formation of stones (cholelithiasis)

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-lytic

destruction or detachment (keratolytic)

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-mania

a mental disorder; a "madness" (megalomania)

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-megaly

enlargement (cardiomegaly)

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-oma

tumor (lipoma)

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-opia

visual condition (myopia)

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-opsia

visual condition (hemanopsia)

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-pathy

disease (adenopathy)

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-penia

decrease in, deficiency (leukocytopenia)

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-philia

attraction to (necrophilia)

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-phobia

abnormal fear (necrophobia)

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-plasia

formation of development (anaplasia) (dysplasia) (neoplasia) (aplasia) (hyperplasia) (hypoplasia)

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-plegia

paralysis (tetraplegia)

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-pnea

breathing (dyspnea)

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-ptosis

drooping or prolapse (colpoptosis)

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-rrhagia

excessive flow or discharge (gastrorrhagia)

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-rrhea

discharge; flow (rhinorrhea); drainage

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-rrhexis

rupture (arteriorrrhexis)

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-scopy

the process of viewing with a scope

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-stasis

stopping or controlling (homeostasis)

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-uria

a characteristic of the urine (hematuria)

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-an

characteristic of

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-arche

beginning

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-ase

enzyme

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-assay

to evaluate

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-capnia

condition of carbon dioxide content in the blood

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-clast, -clastic

to break

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-crine

secrete

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-cyesis

pregnancy

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-cythemia

condition involving cells of the blood

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-dipsia

thirst

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-drome

that which runs together

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-ectic

pertaining to

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-emesis

to vomit

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-es

noun ending

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-esthesia

sensation or feeling

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-gene

producing or forming

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-globin

containing protein

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-i

pleural ending

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-iac

pertaining to

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-iatic

pertaining to a condition

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-iatric(s)

relating to medicine, physicians, or medical

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-is

noun ending

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-kinesis

movement

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-lexia

reading

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-lith

stone, calculus

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-malacia

softening

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-natal

pertaining to birth

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-optosis

drooping or prolapse

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-os

suffix indicating a singular noun

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-ose

carbohydrate

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-otomy

incision to

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-para

bearing offspring

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-paresis

partial paralysis

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-pepsia

state of digestion

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-phage, -phagia

to eat

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-phasia

speech

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-phoresis

transmission

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-phoria

emotional state

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-physis

growth, growing

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-plakia

plate, flat plane

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-plasm

to mold

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-plegia

paralysis

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-poiesis

formation, production

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-porosis

passage or pore

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-praxia

activity; practice

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-ptysis

splitting

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-rrhage

excessive flow or discharge

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-rrhexis

rupture

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-sis

condition

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-some

a "body" of a specified sort

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-spasm

twitching; involuntary contraction

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-sthenia

strength

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-therapy

treatment

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-thorax

chest

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-thymia

condition of the mind or will

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-tocia

labor

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-tresia

perforation

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-trophy

nourishment; development

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-tropia

to turn

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-tropin

stimulating effect of a hormone