appendicitis etymology

English word appendicitis comes from English appendix, English -itis

Detailed word origin of appendicitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
appendix English (eng) (anatomy) The vermiform appendix, an inner organ that can become inflamed.. (obsolete, _, in general sense) Something attached to something else; an attachment or accompaniment.. Specifically, a text added to the end of a book or an article, containing additional information.
-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.
appendicitis English (eng) (pathology) inflammation of the vermiform appendix.

Words with the same origin as appendicitis

Descendants of appendix
appendectomy appendicectomy
Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis capitalitis colitis conjunctivitis encephalitic fasciitis gastritis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymph lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis retinitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis