Medical Terminology: Suffix Meanings

-ac, -al, -ar, -ary, -ic, -ine, -ive, -ous
pertaining to
-ation
a process; being or having
-ectomy
surgical excision
-gram
a record or picture
-graphy
process of recording
-ia
condition; state; thing
-iatry
medical treatment
-ion
action; condition
-ism
process; disease from a specific cause
-ist
one who specializes in
-itis
inflammation of; infection of
-logy
the study of
-lysis
process of breaking down or destroying
-megaly
enlargement
-metry
process of measuring
-oma
tumor; mass
-osis
condition: abnormal condition: process
-pathy
disease; suffering
-scope
instrument used to examine
-scopy
process of using an instrument to examine
-stomy
surgically created opening
-therapy
treatment
-tomy
process of cutting or making an incision