What is a suffix?<br />Also known as a postfix or an ending.<br />A suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of the word.<br />An affix that follows the element to which it is added<br />An addition to the end of a word. <br />Can be used as either a noun or verb.<br />
-dipsia<br />This suffix is used when referring to thirst. <br />Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease. <br />Condition of thirst.<br />This is used as an uncountable noun, meaning a noun that cannot be used freely with numbers or indefinite articles, therefore it takes no plural form<br />
Examples:<br />Polydipsia – excessive thirst.<br />Hydroadipsia– the absence of thirst for water.<br />Oligodipsia– abnormal absence of thirst.<br />
-prandial:<br />Prandialcomes from the Latin "prandium" which means a late breakfast or lunch.<br />"Prandium" was derived in turn from the Greek "pro-", before + "endios", midday. <br />Prandial refers to any meal – breakfast, lunch, supper or a snack.<br />Of or relating to a meal. <br />
Examples:<br />Postprandial: after a meal has been eating<br />Prandial pain: is pain while eating. <br />Preprandial: before a meal is eaten. <br />
Information from<br />Medical Terminology: A Living Language (mainly chapter 11)<br />www.wikipedia.org<br />www.freedictionary.com<br />
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