Origin of tendinitis; from Modern Latin or Medieval Latin tendo , tendon + -itis, -itis
Origin of tendinitisNew Latin tend&omacron;-, tendin-, tendon; see tendinous + –itis.
(countable and uncountable, plural tendinitises or tendinitides)
- Inflammation of a tendon.
- This spelling (tendinitis) is the one most commonly used in the US (COCA).
- Tendonitis is the more common in the UK (BNC).
- Scholarly use seems about equal (Google Scholar).
New Latin from tendin-, stem of Medieval Latin tendo, from Late Latin tenon, from Ancient Greek Ï„ÎÎ½Ï‰Î½ (tenon, “tendon, sinew")