• '-desis' is a suffix meaning surgical binding or surgical fixation, and it is used in the term 'arthrodesis'. The other suffix that can also mean surgical fixation is '-pexy'.


  • Medical Definition of Lysis Lysis: Destruction. Hemolysis is the destruction of red blood cells with the release of hemoglobin; bacteriolysis is the destruction of bacteria; etc. Lysis can also refer to the subsidence of one or more symptoms of an acute disease as, for example, the lysis of fever in pneumonia.

    Additionally, what suffix means blood? emia: Suffix meaning blood or referring to the presence of a substance in the blood. As for example, anemia (lack of blood) and hypervolemia (too high a volume of blood). The ending -emia is one of the building blocks derived from Greek (in this case) or Latin used to construct medical terms.

    One may also ask, what is the suffix for surgical repair?

    plasty

    What does Clasis mean in medical terms?

    -clasis. , -clast [Gr. klan, to break] Suffixes meaning break, breaking, breaker. Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners.

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