Suffix Dictionary D

Meanings of medical suffixes

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EUGENE M. MCCARTHY, PHD

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-dactyl [Greek dactylos finger, toe] One having fingers and/or toes of the type indicated by the stem or prefix (artiodactyl, perissodactyl).

-dactylia or -dactylism or -dactyly [Greek dactylos finger, toe] A condition of fingers and/or toes of the type indicated by the stem or prefix (hexadactylia).

-dactylous [Greek dactylos finger, toe] Having fingers and/or toes of the type or number indicated by the stem or prefix (brachydactylous).

-dema [Greek demas body] In taxonomic names: Having a body of the type indicated by the stem or prefix (Eurydema).

-dendron [Greek dendron tree] Denotes a tree, a treelike structure, or stem (Philodendron).

-dentate [Latin dens, dentis tooth; tooth-like thing] Having teeth or toothlike parts of the type or number indicated by the stem or prefix (multidentate).

-derm [Greek derma skin] Something having or being a skin or surface of the type indicated by the stem or prefix (echinoderm, endoderm).

-derma (pl -dermata) [Greek derma skin] One(s) having a skin of the type indicated by the stem or prefix (Echinoderma).

-dermia [Greek derma skin] Having a skin disorder of the type indicated by the stem or prefix (keratodermia).

-desis [Greek desis binding, from dein to bind] Denotes binding, ligation, or immobilization (arthrodesis).

-desm or -desma or -desmus (pl -desmata or -desmas) [Greek desme bundle, from dein to bind] One(s) binding or ligating (plasmodesmata).

-diol [Modern scientific construction: di- + ol (alcohol)] Compound containing two hydroxyl groups (estradiol).

-dione [Modern scientific construction: di- + -one] Compound containing two carbonyl groups (androstenedione).

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-dom [Old English -dom judgment, state, condition] Condition, quality(freedom, kingdom).

-dont [Latin dens, dentis tooth; tooth-like thing] Teeth (brachydont).

-dromous or -drome [Greek dramein to run] Running (heterodromous, homodromous).

-duct [Latin ducere to lead] Tube, vessel (oviduct).

-dynia [Greek odyne pain] Pain (adenodynia).

-dyta or -dytes [Greek dyein to dive] Diving (Lophodytes).

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