gastritis etymology

English word gastritis comes from Ancient Greek γαστήρ, English -itis

Detailed word origin of gastritis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
γαστήρ Ancient Greek (grc)
-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.
gastritis English (eng) (pathology) Inflammation of the lining of the stomach, characterised by nausea, loss of appetite, and upper abdominal discomfort or pain.

Words with the same origin as gastritis

Descendants of γαστήρ
gaster gastralgia gastrectasia gastric gastric cancer gastric reflux gastric ulcer gastricism gastricity gastro- gastrologist gastrophilism hepatogastric hypogastric intragastric mesogastric metagastric nasogastric oesophagogastric perigastric pneumogastric polygastric trigastric urogastric
Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis appendicitis capitalitis colitis conjunctivitis encephalitic fasciitis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymph lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis retinitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis