What does -itis mean?

-itis in AZ Dictionary

(s) swelling or disease of: laryngitis.
(s) Excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on, or possession associated with attributes of: televisionitis.
(s) Suffix denoting diseases characterized by irritation, itself usually caused by an infection.
A suffix utilized in medical terms to denote an inflammatory infection of
(n) 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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