-itis definition

  • suffix:
    • swelling or disease of: laryngitis.
    • Excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on, or possession associated with attributes of: televisionitis.
    • Suffix denoting diseases characterized by irritation, itself usually caused by an infection.
    • always develop the names of varied fictitious afflictions or diseases.
  • others:
    • A suffix utilized in medical terms to denote an inflammatory infection of
  • noun:
    • A termination found in modern-day pathological nomenclature to represent ‘inflammation’ associated with part indicated, such as bronchitis, otitis, conjunctivitis, stomatitis, enteritis, etc.

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