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Glossary of -a

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-a
state,condition
-ac
adjective-forming suffix

pretaining to
-ac, -iac
pretaining to
-acusis
hearing condition
-al
Latin-derived asjective-forming suffix
-algesia
pain
-algia
pain
-algia
-dynia
pain
-amnios
amnion, amniotic fluid
-apheresis
removal, carry away
-ar
pretaining to
-arche
beginning
-ary
pretaining to
-ase
noun-forming suffix

forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis
state,condition
-asthenia
weakness
-blast
embryonic, immature
-cel-
combining form

hernia, tumor, swelling
-cele
hernia
-centesis
surgical removeal of fluid
-clud-,-clus-
combining form

close
-coccus
berry-shapped bacterium
-cusis
hearing
-cyesis
pregnancy
-cyte
cell
-cytosis
more than the normal number of cells
-desis
combining form

binding
-drome
to run
-dynia
pain
-eal
pertaining to
-ectasia, -ectasis
compound suffix form

dilation, enlargement
-ectasis
expansion dialation
-ectasis, -ectasia
streching, dialation, dilation
-ectomy
compound suffix form

surgical excision;removal of an(total excision)of an organ
-ema
noun-forming suffix

state,condition
-emat
combining form (of nouns ending in -ema)

state,condition
-emesis
vomiting
-emia
blood condition

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