balanitis etymology

English word balanitis comes from Ancient Greek βάλανος, English -itis

Detailed word origin of balanitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
βάλανος Ancient Greek (grc)
-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.
balanitis English (eng) (andrology) inflammation of the glans penis.

Words with the same origin as balanitis

Descendants of βάλανος
balanephagous balaniferous balanoid
Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis appendicitis capitalitis colitis conjunctivitis encephalitic fasciitis gastritis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymph lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis retinitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis