Medical Terminology: Suffix Meanings

-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -ic, -ine, -ive, -ous
pertaining to
a process; being or having
surgical excision
a record or picture
process of recording
condition; state; thing
medical treatment
action; condition
process; disease from a specific cause
one who specializes in
inflammation of; infection of
the study of
process of breaking down or destroying
process of measuring
tumor; mass
condition: abnormal condition: process
disease; suffering
instrument used to examine
process of using an instrument to examine
surgically created opening
process of cutting or making an incision