- inflammatory disease or inflammation of (a specified part or organ): neuritis, bronchitis
- addiction to, or weariness resulting from preoccupation with: used in nonce words: golfitis
Origin of -itisModern Latin from Classical Latin from Classical Greek -itis, origin, originally feminine of adjectives ending in -it?s, used to modify nosos, disease (later understood, but omitted)
- Inflammation or disease of: laryngitis.
- Excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on, or possession of the qualities of: televisionitis.
Origin of -itisGreek -ītis from feminine of -ītēs adj. suff. ( originally modifying feminine noun nosos disease )
OriginSee also: itiş