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Word parts pertaining to disease

- - -

  • -algia, -algesia

  • pain

  • -cele

  • hernia, localized dilation

  • -clasis, -clasia

  • breaking

  • -itis

  • inflammation

  • -megaly

  • enlargement

  • -odynia

  • pain

  • -oma

  • tumor (plural: -omas, -omata)

  • -pathy

  • any disease of

  • -rhage, -rhagia

  • bursting forth, profuse flow, hemorrhage (remember to double the "r" when adding this suffix to a root)

  • -rhea

  • flow, discharge (remember to double the "r" when adding this suffix to a root)

  • -rhexis

  • rupture (remember to double the "r" when adding this suffix to a root)

  • -schisis

  • fissure, splitting

- B -

  • bacill/i, bacill/o

  • bacillus

  • bacteri/o

  • bacterium

  • brady-

  • slow

- C -

  • carcin/o

  • cancer, carcinoma

  • cyst/o, cyst/i

  • filled sac or pouch, cyst, bladder

- D -

  • dilation, dilatation

  • expansion, widening (may also refer to treatment)

  • dys-

  • abnormal, painful, difficult

- E -

  • ectasia, ectasis

  • dilation

  • edema

  • accumulation of fluid, swelling

- L -

  • lith

  • calculus, stone

  • lysis

  • separation, loosening, dissolving, destruction (may also refer to treatment)

- M -

  • mal-

  • bad, poor

  • malacia

  • softening

  • myc/o

  • fungus, mold

- N -

  • necrosis

  • death of

- O -

  • onc/o

  • tumor

- P -

  • pachy-

  • thick

  • path/o

  • disease

  • ptosis

  • dropping, downward displacement, prolapse

  • py/o

  • pus

  • pyr/o , pyret/o

  • fever, fire

- S -

  • scler/o

  • hard

  • spasm

  • sudden contraction, cramp

  • staphyl/o

  • grapelike cluster

  • stasis

  • suppression, stoppage (may also refer to treatment)

  • stenosis

  • narrowing, constriction

  • strept/o

  • twisted chain

- T -

  • tachy-

  • rapid

  • tox/o, toxic/o

  • poison

- V -

  • vir/o

  • virus

- X -

  • xero-

  • dry


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