Itis meaning

ītis, ītəs
Inflammation or disease of.

Laryngitis.

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Excessive preoccupation with, indulgence in, reliance on, or possession of the qualities of.

Televisionitis.

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Inflammatory disease or inflammation of (a specified part or organ)

Neuritis, bronchitis.

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Addiction to, or weariness resulting from preoccupation with.

Golfitis.

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A suffix meaning “inflammation,” as in bronchitis, inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
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(informal) A medical condition accompanied by inflammation.
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(informal, Caribbean) The feeling of sleepiness after eating a heavy meal, usually the itis.
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Origin of itis

  • ModL < L < Gr -itis, orig. fem. of adjectives ending in -itēs, used to modify nosos, disease (later understood, but omitted)

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek -ītis from feminine of -ītēs adj. suff. (originally modifying feminine noun nosos disease)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From suffix -itis (“disease characterized by inflammation”). Compare phobia, from -phobia, sophy, from -sophy, ism, from -ism, and ana, from -ana.

    From Wiktionary