Suffix that means “pertaining to”

By | November 18, 2013

suffixes meaning pertaining to

Suffix Meaning Pertaining To

The suffix is the end of the medical term. You will see a suffix designated with a dash (-) in front of the word part.

-ac     (cardiac: pertaining to the heart)

-al     (natal: pertaining to birth)

-an    (ovarian: pertaining to the ovary)

-ar    (muscular: pertaining to muscle)

-ary  (bronchoalveolar: pertaining to the bronchi and alveoli)

-eal   (endotracheal: pertaining to within the trachea)

-ial    (interstitial: relating to spaces within a tissue or organ)

-ic     (hypodermic: pertaining to under the skin)

-ical  (analytical: pertaining to analysis)

-ine   (feminine: pertaining to female gender)

-ior   (inferior: pertaining to below)

-oid   (lymphoid: pertaining to the lymphatic system; -oid can also mean resembling; resembling lymphatic tissue)

-ory   (ambulatory: relating to walking)

-ose   (adipose: pertaining to fat)

-ous (cutaneous: pertaining to the skin)

-tic (somatic: pertaining to the body in general)

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