Prefixes  Suffixes

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Medical Suffixes

Learning medical suffixes should prove to be useful for those desiring to improve their knowledge of medical terms.

The list of suffixes below are derived from both Latin and Greek origins. Unlike the medical prefixes found in this site, I didn't need to break them into 5 different suffixes pages.

So the good news is that there are fewer medical suffixes to learn than prefixes.

Yeah!

The bad news, well not actually bad news but you know what I mean ;-) is that you still have to learn these medical suffixes and there's just no way around it.

Let's face it... you can't fake this knowledge.

Or, can you?

Now, do I have your attention?

Good, it's time to get started learning these medical suffixes and improving our medical terminology vastly, or moderately, as the case may be.



Medical Suffixes A - L

ac
al
an
ar
ary
acusis
ad
agon
agra
algesia
algia
amine
apheresis
arche
arthria
ase
asthenia
ation
blast
blastoma
capnia
cele
centesis
chalasia
chezia
cide
cidal
clasis
clast
clysis
coccus
constriction
crine
crit
cyesis
cusis
cyte
cytosis
derma
desis
dilation
dote
drome
dynia
eal
ectasia
ectasis
ectomy
edema
elasma
ema
emesis
emia
emic
er
esis
eurysm
ferent
fication
fida
form
fusion
gen
genesis
genic
globin
globulin
grade
gram
graph
graphy
gravida
hexia
ia
iac
iasis
ic
ical
icle
in
ine
ine
ion
ior
ism
ist
itis
ium
kinesis
lapse
lemma
lepsy
leptic
lexia
listhesis
lithotomy
logy
lucent
lysis
lytic
pertaining to
pertaining to
pertaining to
pertaining to
pertaining to
hearing
toward
to assemble or gather
excessive pain
sensitivity to pain
pain
nitrogen compound
removal
beginning, chief
articulate
enzyme
lack of strength, sickness
process, condition
embryonic, immature cell
tumor cells not fully developed
carbon dioxide
hernia
surgical puncture to remove fluid
relaxation
defacation, elimination of wastes
killing
pertaining to killing
to break
to break
irragation, washing
berryshaped bacterium
narrowing
to secrete, separate
to separtate
pregnancy
hearing
cell
condition of cells, slight increase in numbers
skin
to bind, tie together
widening, stretching, expanding
to give
to run
pain
pertaining to
dilation, dilatation, widening
dilation, dilatation, widening
removal, excision, resection
swelling
flat plate
condition
vomiting
blood condition
pertaining to blood condition
one who
action, condition, state of
widening
to carry
process of making
split
resembling, in the shape of
to pour, to come together
substance that produces
producing, forming
produced by or in
protein
protein
to go
record
instrument for recording
process of recording
pregnant woman
habit
condition
pertaining to
abnormal condition
pertaining to
pertaining to
small
a substance
a substance
pertaining to
process
pertaining to
process, condition
specialist
inflammation
structure, tissue
movement
to slide, fall, sag
sheath, covering
seizure
to seize, take hold of
word, phrase
condition of stones
incision to remove a stone
study of, or process of
to shine
breakdown, separation, loosening
to reduce, destroy, separate, breakdown




For a medical suffixes list for the letters M thru Z just click on the preceding link.