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-able/-ible
capable of

ex: remarkable
(Change from noun to adj.)
-ac/-al/-an/-ar/-ary-/eal/-ic/
-ive/-tic
pertaining to

ex: fundal/pnacreatic
(Change from noun to adj.)
-algia
pain

ex: myalgia
-ase
enzyme

ex: amylase
-cele
hernia (protusion of organ through its containing wall)

ex: cystocele
-centesis
procedure to aspirate fluid

ex: paracentesis
-ectasia/ectasis
dilation

ex: telangiecctasia
-ectomy
excision or removal

ex: appendectomy
-edema
swelling

ex: lymphedema
-emia
blood

ex: anemia
-emesis
vomiting

ex: hematemesis
-genic/-genesis
beginning/producing

ex: osteogenic
*suffix has adjectival ending
-gram
record

ex: cholangiogram
-graph
instrument for recording

ex: polygraph
-graphy
process of recording

ex: echocardiography
-ia/-iasis
condition

ex: psoriasis
-ism
condition

ex: botulism
-ist
one who

ex: psychologist
-ium
membrane

ex: ischium
-itis
inflammation

ex: pancreatitis
-kinesia/-kinesis
movement/motion

ex: hypokinesis
-oma
tumor

ex: lymphoma
-oid
resembling

ex: adenoid
-opia
vision

ex: diplopia
-ose
sugar

ex: glucose
-osis
condition

ex: ptosis
-means increased number of
-ous
pertaining to/ characterized by

ex: mucous
-pathy
disease or abnormality

ex: adenopathy
-penia
deficiency

ex: osteopenia
-pexy
surgical fixation

ex: cystopexy
-phagia/-gic/-gy
eating/swallowing

ex: dysphagia
phasia
speech

ex: dysphasia
-phobia
abdnormal fear

ex: agoraphobia
-plasty
surgical repair

ex: arthroplasty
-plegia
paralysis

ex: paraplegia
-rrhage/-rrhagia
excessive flow or discharge

ex: hemorrhage
-rrhaphy
suture

ex: herniorrhaphy
-rrhea
flow or discharge

ex: diarrhea
-rrhexis
rupture

ex: capsulorrhexis
-schlerosis
hardening

ex: artherosclerosis
-scopy
examination w/ an instrument

ex: colonoscopy
-spasm
twitching

ex: bronchospasm
-stasis
stopping

ex: hemostasis
-stomy
Forming of an opening

ex: tracheostomy
-tome
instrument for cutting

ex: osteotome
-tomy
incision (cutting into)

ex: craniotomy
-tripsy
surgical crushing

ex: lithotripsy
-trophic/trophy
nutrition

ex: hypertrophy
-logist
specialist

ex: radiologist
-logy
study of

ex: pathology
-lysis
breaking apart/ destroying/ loosening/ freeing

ex: adhesiolysis
-lytic
pertaining to destruction

hemolytic
*adjective
-malacia
softening

ex: chrondromalacia
-mania
preoccupation

ex: pyromania
-megaly
enlargement

ex: cardiomegaly
-meter
instrument to measure

-glucometer
-metry
process of measuring

ex: geometry