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Glossary of Medical Terminology - Suffixes part 3

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-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
-oma
tumor
-osis
abnormal condition; usually with blood cells
-pathy
disease
-penia
decrease; deficiency
-phagia
eating, swallowing
-phasia
speech
-phobia
fear
-plasia

-plasm
formation, growth
-plegia
paralysis
-rrhage


-rrhagia
bursting (of)
-rrhea
discharge, flow
-rrhexis
rupture
-spasm
involuntary contraction; twitching
-stenosis
narrowing, stricture
-toxic
poison
-trophy
nourishment, development
-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
-ic
pertaining to
-ical
pertaining to

combination of ic and al
-ile
pertaining to
-ior
pertaining to
-ous
pertaining to

and composed of or producing
-tic
pertaining to
-esis
condition
-ia
condition
-ism
condition
-iatry
medicine, treatment
-ician
specialist
-ist
specialist
-y
condition, process
-icle
small, minute
-ole
small, minute
-ule
small, minute
-rrhagia
bursting (of)

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