Medical Language Lab Suffixes

-itis
inflammation
-megaly
enlargement
-oma
tumor
-ia
condition
`-ar/ -al
pertaining to
-cyte
cell
-emesis
vomiting
-dynia
pain
-logy
study of
-centesis
surgical puncture
-clasis
to break; surgical fracture
-desis
binding, fixation (of a bone of joint)
-ectomy
excision, removal
-lysis
separation; destruction; loosening
-pexy
fixation (or an organ)
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhaphy
suture
-stomy
forming an opening (mouth)
-tome
instrument to cut
-tomy
incision
-tripsy
crushing
-gram
record, writing
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
process of recording
-meter
instrument for measuing
-metry
act of measuring
-scope
instrument for examining
-scopy
visual examination
-algia
pain
-cele
hernia, swelling
-ectasis
dilation, expansion
-edema
swelling
-emia
blood condition
-gen/ -genesis
forming, producing, origin
-iasis
abnormal condition (produced by something specified)
-lith
stone, calculus
-malacia
softening
-osis
abnormal condition; increase (used primarily with blood condition)
-pathy
disease
-penia
decrease, deficiency
-phagia
eating, swallowing
-phasia
speech
-phobia
fear
-plasia, -plasma
formation, growth
-plegia
paralysis
-ptosis
prolapse, downward displacement
-rrhage/ -rrhagia
bursting forth (of)
-rrhea
discharge, flow
-rrhexis
rupture
-sclerosis
abnormal condition of hardening
-spasm
involuntary contraction, twitching
-stenoris
narrowing, stricture
-toxic
poison
-trophy
nourishment, development
-ac/ -al/ -ar/ -ary/ -eal/ -ic/ -ial/ -ile/ -ior/ -ous/ -tic
pertaining to
-esis/ -ia/ -ism
condition
-iatry
medicine, treatment
-ician/ -ist
specialist
-y
condition, process
-icle/ -ole/ -ule
small, minute