conjunctivitis etymology

English word conjunctivitis comes from English -itis, English conjunctiva

Detailed word origin of conjunctivitis

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.
conjunctiva English (eng) (anatomy) A clear mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball or sclera.
conjunctivitis English (eng) (pathology) An inflammation of the conjunctiva, often due to infection.

Words with the same origin as conjunctivitis

Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis appendicitis capitalitis colitis encephalitic fasciitis gastritis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymph lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis retinitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis
Descendants of conjunctiva
Axenfeld's conjunctivitis arc-flash conjunctivitis blepharoconjunctivitis calcareous conjunctivitis chemical conjunctivitis cicatricial conjunctivitis epidemic conjunctivitis keratoconjunctivitis meningococcus conjunctivitis pharyngoconjunctivitis phlyctenular conjunctivitis rhinoconjunctivitis scleroconjunctivitis spring conjunctivitis toxic conjunctivitis