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Suffixes That Denote Conditions and/or Symptoms


SuffixMeaningExample
-algiaPainNeuralgia
-astheniaWeaknessMyasthenia
-emiaBloodAnemia
-iasisCondition of/stateCholelitiasis
-itisInflammationTonsillitis
-lysisDestruction or break downHemolysis
-lyticDestroy or break downHemolytic
-oidLikeDermoid
-omaTumorCarcinoma
-opathyDisease ofNeuropathy
-orrhagiaHemorrhageMenorrhagia
-orrheaFlow or dischargeAmenorrhea
-osisCondition ofTuberculosis
-paresisSlight or partial paralysisParaparesis
-plasiaGrowthHyperplasia
-plegiaParalysisParaplegia
-pneaBreathingApnea
-megalyEnlargement ofCardiomegaly
-pathyDiseaseNeuropathy