-itis etymology

English word -itis comes from New Latin -itis

Detailed word origin of -itis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-itis New Latin (la-new)
-itis English (eng) (humorous) Used to form the names of various fictitious afflictions or diseases.. (pathology) Suffix denoting diseases characterized by inflammation, itself often caused by an infection.

Words with the same origin as -itis

Descendants of -itis
appendicitis arthritis bronchitis bursitis cellulitis colitis conjunctivitis dermatitis diverticulitis encephalitis endocarditis gastritis gastro gingivitis hepatitis itis laryngitis mastitis meningitis otitis pancreatitis peritonitis phlebitis sinusitis tonsillitis