Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A termination used in modern pathological nomenclature to signify ‘inflammation’ of the part indicated, as in bronchitis, otitis, conjunctivitis, stomatitis, enteritis, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A suffix used in medical terms to denote an inflammatory disease of

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  • suffix pathology Suffix denoting diseases characterized by inflammation, itself often caused by an infection.
  • suffix humorous Used to form the names of various fictitious afflictions or diseases.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek -ītis, from feminine of -ītēs, adj. suff. (originally modifying feminine noun nostos, disease).

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek. Humorous sense by generalization.

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