-itis

noun suffix
plural -itises also -itides or -ites

Definition of -itis 

1 : disease or inflammation bronchitis

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

History and Etymology for -itis

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

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-itis

noun suffix

English Language Learners Definition of -itis

medical : inflammation of something specified

-itis

noun suffix
\ˈī-təs\

Kids Definition of -itis

: inflammation of tonsillitis

itis

noun
\ˈīt-əs \

Medical Definition of itis 

: a disease characterized by inflammation arthritis, tendinitis and all those other itisesSports Illustrated

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