Suffixes – Chemistry Flashcard

able
ability
al
pertaining to
algia
pain in
ase
enzyme
asthenia
weakness in
blast
embryotic cell
centesis
surgical puncture of
cidal
killing
clast
broken
centesis
surgical puncture of
cidal
killing
dipsia
thirst
drome
disease
ecstasis
stretching or dilation
ectomy
surgical removal of
emesis
vomiting
ernia
in the blood
er
one who
esthesia
sensation
gen
substances or agent that produces or causes
genesis
origin or cause
glia
glue
gnosis
knowledge
gram
something written
graphy(y)
visualization of
gravida
number of pregnancies
ia
condition of diseased or abnormal state
iasis
a pathological condition
ible
ability
ible
ability
ischemia
lack of oxygen
ism
condition, state of theory
ist
specialist
itia
inflammation
itis
inflammation of
ity
quality
logy
study of
logist
one who studies
lyte
dissovable
lytic
destroy or reduce
malac/ia
softening of
mania
madness
mania
madness
megaly
enlargement of
meter
instrument used to measure
metry
process of measuring
odia
smell
oid
like or resembling
oma
tumor of
opia
vision
opsy
to view
osis
disease of or condition of
ostomy
create an artificial opening
otomy
cut into or incision
ous
possessing, having
oxia
oxygen
paresis
weakness of
pathy
disease of
penia
decrease in
pepsis
digestion
pexy
fixation
phagia
eating
phasia
speech
phobia
fear of
plasty
surgical repair of
plasia
formation or change in dvlpt.
plegia
paralysis
pnea
breathing
poros
passageway
ptosis
prolapse of
rrhaphy
suturing or stitching of
rrhagia
bursting forth of blood
rrhea
profuse flow
rrhexis
rupture of
scope
instrument used for visual examination
scopy
to examine/see
sclerosis
hardening
sepsis
infection
spasm
sudden involuntary muscle contraction
stasis
control or stop
stomy
to form a new opening
therapy
treatment
tion
condition or action
tocia
labor
tome
cutting instrument
tomy
to cut into
tonic
solution
tripsy
rubbing or grinding
tropic
influencing
acr/o
extremities
aden/o
gland
adeno
referring to glands
ambi
both
angle
tube, blood vessel
ansi/o
unequal
append
to hang something
arche
beginning
arterio
having to do with arteries
artho
joint
athero
fatty(porrige like)
athlero
hardening
audi/o
referring to sound
blasto
germ or embryotic
bleph/o
eyelid
bronch
windpipe
burs/o
purse of bag
bydr
water
calcane
heel
carcino
cancerous
cardi/o
heart
carp/o
wrist
cent/i
hundred
ceph/cephalo
head
cerebr/o
pertaining to the cerebrum
cervic/o
cervical
cheil/o
lips
chlor/o
green
chloe
pertaining to the gallbladder
chondr/o
inflammation of bone or cartilage
cleav
to divide
coccyg/o
coccygeal
col
colon
cor/coreo
pupil
corneo
cornea
cortic
cortex
cost/o
pertaining to ribs and cartilage
cut/cutane
to cut
cyt
cell
dactyl
finger
dendr/o
free
dent/o
teeth
derm/o/dermat/o
skin
dext
hand
diastol
dilation
dipsia
thirst
disk
intervertebral disk
dors
back
duct
lead or move
duoden/o
pertaining to the duodenum
dur
hard
ech/o
reflected sound
electr/o
charged unit
embol
stopper
encephal/o
brain
enter/o
intestines
extension
straighten or lengthen
flexion
bend or shorten
gangli
swelling
gastr/o
stomach
genesis
devlopment or creation
germ
to bud or sprout
gloss/o
tongue
hema
blood
hepato
liver
homeo
same
humer
fluid
humer/o
upper arm bone
hydr/o
water
hyst/o
pertaining to the tissues
hyster/o
uterus
irid
iris
ischi
hip
kal
potassium
kerat/o
cornea
lacr/i
tear duct
lact
milk
leuko
white
lip/o
fat
lith/o
pertaining to stones
lumb/o
lumbar
lymph/o
pertaining to the lymphs
macro
abnormally large
mast
breast
megal/o
enlarged
melan
black
men/o
menstration
mening
meninges
micro
abnormally small
mict
to pass urine
morph
to change
muc/o
pertaining to the mucous
myc
fungus
myel/o
pertaining to the bone marrow or the spinal cord
myo
muscle
necr
death
neo
new
nephr
kidney
neur
nerve
noct
night
nutri
nutrition
occlusion
blockage
occular
pertaining to the eyes
olfact
to smell
onch/o
pertaining to cancer
oo
egg
oophor/o
ovary
ophtalm/o
eyes
oss/oste/o
bone
ot/o
ears
pancreat/o
pancreas
parietal
membrane of the chest cavity wall
path/o
disease
pector
chest
pepsia
digestion
peptic
pertaining to digestion
phag/o
eat
phleb
vein
phobia
fear
phon/o
pertaining to voice sounds
phys/io
pertaining to the body
pino
to drink
pleur
rib
pnea
breathing
pneum/o
air
pneumon
lung
pod
foot
proct/o
anus and rectum
psych/o
mind
pub
public
puber
adult
pyel/o
renal pelvis
pylor
gatekeepr
pyr
fever
rach
spine
pylor
gatekeeper
pyr
fever
rach
spine
radi/o
pertaining to xray
ren
kidney
ren/o
pertaining to the kidney
retin/o
retina
sacchar
sugar
sacr/o
sacral
sarco
flesh
scler
hard
sepsi
infection
ser/o
pertaining to the intestine
somat
body
son/o
sound
splen/o
spleen
squam/o
scale
stasis
standing still
stern
sternal or sternum
stoma
mouth
strat
layer
supra
above
syn
together
systol
contraction
tachy
rapid
ten/o
pain in a tendon
than
death
therm/o
pertaining to temperature
thorac/o
thorax
thromb/o
cloth
thym/o
thymus
thyr/o
thyroid
tom/o
pertaining to nuclear imaging
tympanic
pertaining to the ear drums
ur/o
urine
urethr/o
urethra
uria
urine
vasc
pertaining to the vessels
ven/o
vein
ventr
belly or stomach
vill
hair
visceral
membrane that covers the surface of the lungs
xanth/o
yellow
xer/o
dry
neur/o
pertaining to the nerves
balan/o
glans penis
end/o
lining of

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