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Glossary of Lesson 4 (Part 3)

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tom-
combining form
a cutting, slice, incision
ton-
combining form
(a stretching)
(muscular)
tone, tension
-gen
compound suffix form
substance that produces (something)
-genesis
compound suffix form
formation, origin
-genic
-genous
compound suffix form
causing, producing, caused by, produced by or in
-gram
compound suffix form
a record of the activity of an organ (often an x-ray)
-graph
compound suffix form
an instrument for recording the activity of an organ
-graphy
compound suffix form
(1) the recording of the activity of an organ, usually by x-ray examination
(2) a descriptive treatise on a subject
-lysis
compound suffix form
dissolution, reduction, decomposition, disintegration
-lytic
compound suffix form
pertaining to dissolution or decomposition, disintegration
forms adjectives.
-pathy
compound suffix form
disease
-ptosis
compound suffix form
dropping sagging, prolapse of an organ or part
-rrhagia
compound suffix form
profuse discharge, hemorrhage
-rrhea
compound suffix form
profuse discharge, excessive secretion
-rrhexis
compound suffix form
bursting (of tissues),
rupture
-scope
compound suffix form
an instrument for examining
-scopy
compound suffix form
examination
-tome
compound suffix form
a surgical instrument for cutting
-tomy
compound suffix form
surgical incision

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