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Glossary of LOM Suffixes

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-ac
pertaining to
-algia
pain
-al
pertaining to
-cele
hernia
-algie
pain
-centesis
surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus
berry-shaped bacterium
-cyte
cell
-ectomy
excision, removal, resection
-dynia
pain
-emia
blood condition
-genic
pertaining to, producing, produced by, or produced in
-gram
record
-genesis
condition of producing, forming
-ic, -ical
pertaining to
-genis
pertaining to producting, produced by, or in
-ion
process
-ist
specialist
-graph
instrument for recording
-itis
inflammation
-graphy
process of recording
-logy
study of
-oma
tumor
-opsy
to view
-lysis
breakdown, destruction, separation
-osis
condition, usually abnormal
-malacia
sofening
-pathy
disease condition
-megaly
enlargement
-scope
instrument for visual examination
-scopy
process of visual examination
-sis
state of
-tomy
incision, to cut into
-y
condition, process
-eal
pertaining to
-penia
deficiency
-iac
pertaining to
-phobia
fear
-ior
pertaining to
-plasia
development, formation, growth
-ism
process
-plasty
surgical repair
-ptosis
drooping, sagging, prolapse
-ose
pertaining to, full of
-sclerosis
hardening
-plasm
development, formation
-somes
bodies
-statis
stop, control; place
-stomy
opening to form a mouth (stoma)
-type
picture, classification
-therapy
treatment
-trophy
development, nourishment
-blast
embryonic, immature
-cyesis
pregnancy
-drome
to run
-fusion
coming together, to pour
-gen
producing, forming
-lapse
to slide, fall, sag
-meter
to measure
-mission
to send
-or
one who
-partum
birth, labor
-phoria
mental state
-physis
to grow
-pnea
breathing
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-er
one who
-ia
condition
-ole
little, small
-ule
little, small
-um, ium
structure, tissue, thing
-ac, -iac
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-oid
resembling
-ous
pertaining to
-tic
pertaining to
apheresis
removal, carry away
blast
immature, embryonic
cytosis
abnormal condition of cells
(increase in cells)
emia
blood condition
globin
protein
globulin
protein
lytic
pertaining to destruction
oid
derived from
osis
abnormal condition
penia
deficiency
phage
eat, swallow
philia
attraction for
(increase in cell numbers)
phoresis
carrying, transmission
poiesis
formation
statis
stop, control
-derma
skin

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