-itis

noun suffix

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


-ITIS Defined for English Language Learners

-itis

noun suffix

Definition of -itis for English Language Learners

  • medical : inflammation of something specified


Medical Dictionary

-itis

noun suffix -i·tis \ˈīt-əs also but not shown at individual entries ˈēt-\\ˈīt-(ˌ)ēz, ˈēt-\

Medical Definition of -itis

plural

-itises

also

-ititides

\ˈit-ə-ˌdēz\ or

-itites

  1. :  disease usually inflammatory of a (specified) part or organ :  inflammation of <laryngitis> <appendicitis> <bronchitis>


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