-itis

See also: -ītis, itis, and itiş

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek.[1] Humorous sense by generalization.

SuffixEdit

-itis

  1. (pathology) Suffix denoting diseases characterized by inflammation, itself often caused by an infection.
  2. (humorous) Used to form the names of various fictitious afflictions or diseases.
    • What to Do About Senioritis: Make Your Senior Year Count, College Board. Accessed April 4, 2008.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ -itis. Dictionary.com.
  2. ^ What to Do About Senioritis: Make Your Senior Year Count

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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 20:36