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Glossary of Suffixes from Med Term I Chap 1

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-ate
use, action
-blast
immature cell, germ cell
-ectasis
dilatation, dilation, distention
-gen
formation, produce
-genesis
formation, produce
-genic
formation, produce
-gram
a weight, mark, record
-ic
pertaining to, chemical
-ive
nature of, quality of
-lymph
serum, clear fluid
-lysis
destruction, seperation
-megaly
enlargement, large
-penia
deficiency
-plasm
a thing formed, plasma
-plegia
paralysis, stroke
-ptosis
drooping
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-scopy
to view
-spasm
tension, spasm
-stasis
control, stopping
-staxia
dripping, trickling
-trophy
nourishment, development
-y
process, condition, pertaining to
-algia or -dynia
pain
-cele
hernia, tumor, swelling
-emesis
vomiting
-itis
inflammation
-lith
stone
-malacia
softening
-oid
resemble
-oma
tumor
-osis
condition of
-pathy
disease
-phobia
fear
-ptysis
spitting
-rrhage
bursting forth
-rrhagia
bursting forth
-rrhexis
rupture
-centesis
surgical puncture
-desis
binding
-ectomy
excision
-graph
to write, record
-graphy
recording
-meter
instrument to measure, measure
-opsy
to view
-pexy
surgical fixation
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhaphy
suture
-scope
instrument
-stomy
new opening
-tome
instrument to cut
-tomy
incision
-cyte
cell
-ist
one who specializes, agent
-logy
study of
-phagia
to eat
-plasia
formation, produce
-phasia
to speak
-philia
attraction
-phraxis
to obstruct
-physis
growth
-pnea
breathing
-poiesis
formation
-therapy
treatment
-uria
urine

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