itis etymology

English word itis comes from English -itis

Detailed word origin of itis

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.
itis English (eng) (informal) A medical condition accompanied by inflammation.. (informal, Caribbean) The feeling of sleepiness after eating a heavy meal, usually the itis.

Words with the same origin as itis

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