peritonitis etymology

English word peritonitis comes from English peritoneum, English -itis

Detailed word origin of peritonitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
peritoneum English (eng) (anatomy) In mammals, the serous membrane lining the cavity of the abdomen and that is folded over the viscera.. (zoology) In animals, the membrane lining the coelom cavity.
-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.
peritonitis English (eng) (pathology) Inflammation of the peritoneum, especially when caused by an infectious organism introduced into the abdominal cavity.

Words with the same origin as peritonitis

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