-itis [īt′is, īt′əs]
[ModL < L < Gr -itis, orig. fem. of adjectives ending in -itēs, used to modify nosos, disease (later understood, but omitted)] suffix
1. inflammatory disease or inflammation of (a specified part or organ) [neuritis, bronchitis]
2. addiction to, or weariness resulting from preoccupation with: used in nonce words [golfitis]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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