Understanding Scientific Terms/Special Suffixes

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Greek vase Dionysos attica 520 bC.jpg Understanding Scientific Terminology
Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms.
Lessons: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Special Suffixes[edit]

Most of these suffixes denote action or a condition.

Suffixes[edit]

-mania : madness
-edema : swelling
-itis : inflammation of
-lepsy : seizure
-oma : tumor
-tomy : cut
-ism : condition
-osis : abnormal condition
-emia : blood condition
-genic : forming
-algia : pain
-oid : like, resembling

Senses[edit]

-opia : vision
-opsia : vision
-acousia : hearing
-osmia : smell
-osphrensia : smell
-aphia : touch
-geustia : taste
-orexia : appetite