mediastinitis etymology

English word mediastinitis comes from English -itis, English mediastinum

Detailed word origin of mediastinitis

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.
mediastinum English (eng) (anatomy) The region in mammals between the pleural sacs, containing the heart and all of the thoracic viscera except the lungs.
mediastinitis English (eng) (medicine) Inflammation of the mediastinum.

Words with the same origin as mediastinitis

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