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-itis

 
word element [Gr.], inflammation.

-itis

(ī'tis), Words ending with this suffix form their plurals in -itides. Avoid incorrect singulars in -itide (e.g., arthritide, encephalitide) backformed from such plurals.
Suffix denoting inflammation.
See also: -ites.
[G. feminine adjectival suffix]

-itis

word element [Gr.], inflammation.

-itis

suffix meaning an "inflammation of a (specified) organ": carditis, cecitis, sarcitis.

-ites

Adjectival suffix to nouns, corresponding to L. -alis, -ale, or -inus, -inum, or Eng. -y or -like, or the hyphenated nouns; the adjective so formed is used without the qualified noun.
See also: -ite
[G. itēs]

-itis

Suffix denoting inflammation of.

-itis

inflammation of

-itis

pl. -itides; word element. [Gr.] inflammation.