Sunday, January 18, 2015

Medical Terminology Flash Cards: Suffixes Starting with -o or -p

This set of 19 medical terminology flash cards features suffixes that begin with either o or p. Many of these suffixes have similar spellings and similar or identical definitions. As you study suffixes, you might also wish to think of medical terms that include these suffixes in them as the examples may help you to memorize these word parts.

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Medical Terminology Flash Cards

Common Suffixes in Medical Terminology

-oid

Suffix meaning resembling

-phobia

Suffix meaning abnormal fear

-oma

Suffix meaning tumor

-ory

Suffix meaning pertaining to; characterized by

-pexy

Suffix meaning surgical fixation

-ole

Suffix meaning small or little

-plegia

Suffix meaning paralysis

-opsia

Suffix meaning visual condition

-ous

Suffix meaning pertaining to

-ptosis

Suffix meaning drooping or prolapse

-philia

Suffix meaning attraction to

-opsy

Suffix meaning process of viewing

-penia

Suffix meaning decrease in; deficiency

-plasia

Suffix meaning formation or development

-pathy

Suffix meaning disease

-pnea

Suffix meaning breathing

-osis

Suffix meaning condition

-plasty

Suffix meaning surgical repair

-opia

Suffix meaning visual condition

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