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Glossary of med term suffixes

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-plasm
substance
growth
formation
-logy
study of
-oma
tumor
-cyte
cell
-sarcoma
malignant tumor
-genesis
origin, cause
-gen
substance that produces
agent that causes
-al
-ic
-ous
pertaining to
-sis
state of
-pathy
disease
-itis
inflammation
-stasis
stop
change
control
-osis
abnormal condition
-plasia
formation
development
growth
-logist
one who studies or treats
-oid
resembling
-genic
originating
causing
producing
-coccus
berry-shaped
(form of bacterium)
-ectomy
excision or surgical removal
-plasty
surgical repair
-tome
instrument used to cut
-opsy
viewing
view of
-malacia
softening
-rrhea
flow
excessive discharge
-ia
diseased state
abnormal state
-phagia
eating
swallowing
(biting nails)

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