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Glossary of LOM Chapt 01 Suffixes

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-ac
-al
-ic
-ical
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-comial
I take care of
-cyte
cell
-ectomy
excision, removal, resection
-emia
blood condition
-genic
pertaining to producing, produced by, or produced in
-globin
protein
-gram
record
-ion
process
-ist
specialist
-itis
inflammation
-logy
study of
-oma
tumor, mass, swelling
-opsy
process of viewing
-osis
condition, usually abnormal (slight increase in numbers when used with blood cells)
-pathy
disease condition
-scope
instrument to visually examine
-scopy
process of visually examining
-sis
state of
-tomy
process of cutting, incision
-um
structure, tissue, thing
-y
process, condition

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