Definition of -itis in English:

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-itis

suffix

1Forming names of inflammatory diseases: cystitis hepatitis
1.1 informal Used with reference to a tendency or state of mind that is compared to a disease: creditcarditis

Origin

From Greek feminine form of adjectives ending in -itēs (combined with nosos 'disease' implied).

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Syllabification: -itis

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