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-itis

noun suffix

Simple Definition of -itis

  • medical : inflammation of something specified

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -itis

plural

-itises

also

-itides

or

-ites

  1. 1 :  disease or inflammation <bronchitis>

  2. 2 plural usually -itises :  condition likened to a disease —chiefly in nonce formations <televisionitis>

Origin and Etymology of -itis

New Latin, from Latin & Greek; Latin, from Greek, from feminine of -itēs -ite


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