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List of English suffixes
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List of English suffixes

This is a list of suffixes in English:
Suffixes
-cide
-cycle
-cracy
-ic
-ism
-ist
-ography
-oid
-ology
-omics
-onomy
-onym
-philia
-phobia
-scope
-ware
suffixMeaningSamples
-agogy leading pedagogy, demagogy
-archy rule, leadership gynarchy, anarchy
-cele, -coele, -coel body cavity mucocoel or mucocoele
-cele tumor, hernia hydatidocele
-centesis puncturing amniocentesis, rachicentesis
-chondrion small grainlike structure mitochondrion
-cide murder, killing agent suicide, vespacide, regicide
-cracy rule, government kakistocracy, democracy, androcracy
-cycle circle, cycle, unit of radio frequency epicycle, hydrocycle
-ectasia, -ectasis stretching out brochiectasis, telangiectasia
-ectomy surgical removal laryngectomy, vasectomy
-emesis vomiting hematemesis, hyperemesis
-emia blood condition leukemia, anaemia
-enchyma cellular tissue mesenchyma, karyenchyma
-esthesis, -esthesia sensation, feeling synesthesia, kinesthesis
-fugal fuge, driving or travelling away from, expelling centrifugal
-hedron geometric solid icosahedron, tetrahedron
-holic love, addictionalcoholic
-ic
-id skin rash syphilid
-ism doctrine, act, practice, condition Protestantism, alcoholism, Buddhism, southernism
-ist person dentist
-itis disease, inflmation hepatitis, gingivitis
-itude attitude, certitude
-kinesis movement (ability thereof) telekinesis
-ly -like, having the attributes of; In modern English, primarily changes adjectives to adverbs; also changes some nouns to adjectives and some (past-tense) verbs to adverbsquick(adj) > quickly(adv), state(n) > stately(adj), abashed(v) > abashedly(adv)
-maniaan irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or actionkleptomania, megalomania, mythomania
-ography or -ogram writing, description stenography, geography, ideogram
-oid resembling solenoid, hominoid
-ology study, science planetology, thyroidology, phthisiology
-omics area of biology proteomics
-onomy knowledge of astronomy
-onym name, word antonym, consonym, heteronym
-osis process, action mitosis, osmosis
-osis formation ostosis
-osis diseased condition psychosis
-philia attraction hemophilia
-phobia fearacrophobia, mysophobia
-phonesound, audiotelephone, homophone
-scienceknowing omniscience
-scope from Greek skopos, view; instrument for viewing and observing spacesmicroscope, telescope
-ship circle, state of being friendship, relationship
-stan land, country Afghanistan
-tropism to turn phototropism

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