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