cellulitis etymology

English word cellulitis comes from English -itis

Detailed word origin of cellulitis

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.
cellulitis English (eng) An inflammation of subcutaneous or connective tissue caused by a bacterial infection.

Words with the same origin as cellulitis

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