diverticulitis etymology

English word diverticulitis comes from English diverticulum, English -itis

Detailed word origin of diverticulitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
diverticulum English (eng) (anatomy) A small growth off an organ such as the large intestine.
-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.
diverticulitis English (eng) (medicine, pathology) An infection of the diverticulum.

Words with the same origin as diverticulitis

Descendants of diverticulum
diverticular diverticulectomy diverticulogram diverticulopexy pseudodiverticular
Descendants of -itis
appendicitis arthritis bronchitis bursitis cellulitis colitis conjunctivitis dermatitis encephalitis endocarditis gastritis gastro gingivitis hepatitis itis laryngitis mastitis meningitis otitis pancreatitis peritonitis phlebitis sinusitis tonsillitis