Prefixes  Suffixes

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Suffixes Used in Medicine

The suffixes used in medicine below are those terms beginning with the letters M through Z.

For suffixes beginning with the letters A through L you'll find them on the previous page. The suffixes below, as on the preceding page, are derived from the Latin and Greek languages.

The suffixes used in medicine are similar to the prefixes used in medicine.

That is, by spending time learning these suffixes you'll go a long way to building and improving your medical terminology.

Once you improve and build your medical terminology vocabulary, you'll be able to pontificate and bloviate with the best of them! Just kidding... I know you're taking this seriously and I am too but sometimes it just slips out, ok? ;-)

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Suffixes Used in Medicine M - Z

malacia
mania
megaly
meter
mimetic
mission
mortem
motor
oid
ole
oma
one
opaque
opia
opsia
opsy
or
orexia
ose
osis
osmia
ostosis
otia
ous
oxia
para
parous
paresis
pareunia
partum
penia
pepsia
pathy
phage
phagia
pexy
phasia
pheresis
phil
philia
phobia
phonia
phor/o
phoresis
phoria
phthisis
phylaxis
physis
phyte
plakia
plasia
plasm
plastic
plasty
plegia
plegic
pnea
poiesis
poietin
porosis
prandial
praxia
ptosis
ptysis
rrhage
rrhagia
rrhaphy
rrhea
rrhexis
salpinx
schisis
sclerosis
scope
scopy
sis
sol
some
somnia
spadia
spasm
sphyxia
stalsis
stasis
static
stenosis
sthenia
stitial
stomia
stomy
suppression
therapy
thorax
thymia
thymic
tic
tocia
tocin
tome
tomy
tresia
tripsy
trophy
tropia
tropic
tropin
type
ule
um
uria
us
verse
version
y
softening
obsessive preoccupation
enlargement
measure
mimic, copy
to send
death
movement
resembling, derived from
little, small
tumor, mass, collection of fluid
hormone
obscure
condition of vision
condition of vision
view of
one who
appetite
pertaining to sugar - full of sugar
condition, usually abnormal
smell
condition of bone
ear condition
pertaining to
oxygen
to bear - give live births
to bear, bring forth
weakness
sexual intercourse
birth, labor
deficiency
digestion
disease, emotion
eat, swallow
eating, swallowing
fixation, to put in place
speech
removal
attraction for
attraction for
fear
voice, sound
to bear
carrying, transmission
to bear, carry, feeling (mental state)
wasting away
protection
to grow
plant
plaque
development, formation
formation, structure
pertaining to formation
surgical repair
paralysis, palsy
paralysis, palsy
breathing
formation
substance that forms
condition of pores (spaces)
meal
action
droop, sag, prolapse, protrude
spitting
bursting forth (of blood)
bursting forth (of blood)
suture
flow, discharge
rupture
fallopian tube, oviduct
to split
hardening
instrument used for visual examination
visual examination
state of, condition
solution
body
sleep
to tear, cut
sudden contraction of muscles
pulse
contraction
to stop, control, place
pertaining to stopping, controlling
tightening, stricture
strength
to set, pertaining to standing or positioned
condition of the mouth
to form a mouth - new opening
to stop
treatment
chest, pleural cavity
mind - the condition of
pertaining to mind
pertaining to
labor, birth (condition of)
labor, birth (a substance for)
instrument to cut
process of cutting
opening
to crush
nourishment, development (condition of)
to turn
turning
stimulate, act on
classification, picture
little, small
structure, tissue
urination, condition of urine
structure, thing
to turn
to turn
condition, process




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