gastro etymology

English word gastro comes from English -itis

Detailed word origin of gastro

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.
gastroenteritis English (eng) (medicine) Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestine; often caused by an infection.
gastro English (eng) (colloquial, UK, Australia) Gastroenteritis.

Words with the same origin as gastro

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