glossitis etymology

English word glossitis comes from English -itis, English glosso- (Gloss- + -o-.)

Detailed word origin of glossitis

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.
glosso- English (eng) Gloss- + -o-.
glossitis English (eng) (pathology) An inflammatory condition of the tongue.

Words with the same origin as glossitis

Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis appendicitis capitalitis colitis conjunctivitis encephalitic fasciitis gastritis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymph lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis retinitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis
Descendants of glosso-
glossalgia glossocele glossodynia glossoepiglottic glossograph glossographer glossokinetic glossolalic glossonym glossopalatine glossopharyngeal glossopharynx glossophile glossophilia glossophobia glossoplegia glossopoeia glossotomy