fasciitis etymology

English word fasciitis comes from English -itis, English fascia

Detailed word origin of fasciitis

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.
fascia English (eng) (anatomy) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.. (architecture) A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands that make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.. (ecclesiastical, fashion) A sash worn by certain members of the Catholic and [...]
fasciitis English (eng) (medicine) Inflammation of the fascia.

Words with the same origin as fasciitis

Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis appendicitis capitalitis colitis conjunctivitis encephalitic gastritis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymph lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis retinitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis
Descendants of fascia
MFD fasciectomy plantar fasciitis