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Glossary of Medical Terminology - suffixes 2

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-ase
enzyme
-blast
immature cell (also called a germ cell)
-cyte
cell
-genesis
process of forming, producing, or causing
-genic
forming; producing; causing
-lysis
breakdown; destruction; separation
-oid
resembling
-plasia
development; formation; growth
-tion
process
-y
process; condition
-algia
pain or ache
-dynia
pain
-emia
blood condition
-itis
inflammation
-malacia
softening
-megaly
enlargement
-rrhage
bursting forth fo blood
-rrhagia
bursting forth of blood
-rrhea
flow; discharge
-rrhexis
rupture
-oma
tumor; mass; collection of fluid
-osis
abnormal condition
-pathy
disease; disease condition
-penia
deficiency (blood cells)
-phobia
fear
-sclerosis
hardening
-ectomy
removal; excision
-gram
written revcord or picture
-graph
instrument for recording
-graphy
process of recording
-meter
instrument to measure
-metry
process of measuring
-opsy
process of viewing/examining
-ostomy
surgical creation of a permanent opening
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhaphy
suture
-scope
instrument to view/visually examine
-scopy
visually examine
-stasis
stopping; controlling
-therapy
treatment
-tomy
incision; cut (surgically)
-ac
pertaining to
-al
pertaining to
-ar
pertaining to
-ary
pertaining to
-ory
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
-ic
concerning; pertaining to
-ical
pertaining to
-ous
pertaining to
-er
person who performs
-ian
specialist
-ist
one who studies; specialist
-logist
one who studies; specialist
-logy
study of
-ics
pertaining to; concerning

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