-itis

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See also: -ītis, itis, and itiş

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Etymology[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-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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References[edit]

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

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