Medical Suffixes

-ac; al

pertaining to

-age

related to

-algia

pain

-cele

hernia, swelling

-centesis

surgical puncture

-ces

cut

-cide

kill

-clasis

to breakdown, refracture

-cyte

cell

-desis

binding, stabilization

-dynia

pain

ectasis

dilation, expansion

-ectomy

excision, removal

-emia

blood

-gram

record

-graph

instrument of recording

-graphy

process of recording

-ian

authorized practioner of medicine

-iasis

abnormal condition, formation, of, presence of

-ic

pertaining to

-ion

process

-iatry

treating

-ism

condition

-itis

inflamation

-ity

condition

-ive

nature of or condition of

-kinesia

motion

-lepsy

seizure

-lexia

diction

-lith

stone

-logy

study of

-lymph

serum, clear fluid

-lysis

destruction

-lytec

breaking up

-malacia

softening

-mania

madness

-megaly

enlargement

-meter

instrument for measuring

-metry

process of measuring

-morph

form

-noia

mind

-oid

resemble

-ole

small version

-ologist

one who studies

-oma

tumor

-opia

vision

-or

one who, doer

-orexia

appetite

-ose

like

-osis

abnormal condition

-paresis

weakness

-pathy

disease

-penia

decrease, deficiency

-pepsia

digestion

-pexy

surgical fixation