sinusitis etymology

English word sinusitis comes from English sinus, English -itis

Detailed word origin of sinusitis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sinus English (eng) (anatomy) A pouch or cavity in any organ or tissue, especially the paranasal sinus.. (botany) A notch or depression between two lobes or teeth in the margin of an organ.. (pathology) An abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, caused by the destruction of tissue.. A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.
-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.
sinusitis English (eng) (pathology) An inflammation of one or more paranasal sinuses.

Words with the same origin as sinusitis

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 tendonitis vesiculitis