retinitis etymology

English word retinitis comes from English -itis, English retina

Detailed word origin of retinitis

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.
retina English (eng) (anatomy) The thin layer of cells at the back of the eyeball where light is converted into neural signals sent to the brain.
retinitis English (eng) (pathology) Inflammation of the retina.

Words with the same origin as retinitis

Descendants of -itis
adrenalitis appendicitis capitalitis colitis conjunctivitis encephalitic fasciitis gastritis gingivitis gnathitis hyaloiditis itis laminitis lazyitis lymph lymphatic mediastinitis osteomyelitis pancreatitis phlebitis recessionitis sinusitis tendonitis vesiculitis
Descendants of retina
electroretinography retinectomy retinoic retinophora retinotomy