med term

-al

pertaining to

-algia

pain, suffering

appendic/o

appendix

arteri/o

artery

arthr/o

joint

ather/o

plaque or fatty substance

cardi/o

heart

chrondr/o

cartilage

col/o

colon

-dynia

pain

dys-

difficult, bad or painful

-ectomy

surgical removal

enter/o

small intestine

gastr/o

stomach

-graphy

recording (a picture)

hem/o

relating to blood

hyper-

over, above or increased

hypo-

below, under or decreased

-ic

pertaining to

-itis

inflammation

laryng/o

larynx

-malacia

abnormal softening

-megaly

large or enlargement

myc/o

fungus

myel/o

spinal cord or bone marrow

my/o

muscle

-necrosis

death of a tissue

nephr/o

kidney

neur/o

nerve

-ologist

specialist

-ology

study of

-osis

disease, or abnormal condition

oste/o

bone

ot/o

ear

-otomy

surgical incision

-pathy

disease

peri-

surrounding

-plasty

surgical repair

poly

many, much

py/o

pus

rhin/o

nose

-rrhage

abnormal or excessive flow

-rrhaphy

to structure, or stitch

-rrhea

flow or discharge

-rrhexis

rupture

-sclerosis

abnormal hardening

-scopy

visual examination

-stenosis

abnormal narrowing

sub-

under, less, or below

supra-

above, excessive, or beyond