bursitis etymology

English word bursitis comes from English -itis, English bursa

Detailed word origin of bursitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.
bursa English (eng) (anatomy) Any of the many small fluid-filled sacs located at the point where a muscle or tendon slides across bone. These sacs serve to reduce friction between the two moving surfaces.
bursitis English (eng) (medicine) An inflammation of a bursa, most common in the shoulder, elbow or knee.

Words with the same origin as bursitis

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