Talk:conjunctivitis

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The plural of 'conjunctivitis' is 'conjunctivitides': being the standard '-itis' to '-ides'. It is not 'unaccountable'. I don't understand why the edit I made was reverted. Bizarre dictionary, this. 217.42.3.89 12:05, 5 October 2008 (UTC) Al

Perhaps you neglected to read the following message left on your talk page, explaining your error:
The entry did not say "unaccountable", it said "uncountable", as in one does not say "five conjuntivides". --EncycloPetey 11:59, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Ah; right! My apologies for misreading. However, the plural remains 'conjunctivitides' - can this not be incorporated on the page? I took the entry for 'hepatitis' as my example. Thanks, Al

Both plurals shown, in order of frequency. 25% in post 1959 books is too frequent to call a misspelling, I think, though we don't have an explicit standard for what makes something a misspelling vs an alternative spelling. DCDuring TALK 20:02, 6 October 2008 (UTC)