Word ending (suffix) meaning inflammation. For example, colitis is literally colon inflammation or figuratively inflammation of the colon. The ending -itis is one of the building blocks derived from Greek (in this case) or Latin used to construct medical terms.

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itis 'īt-əs n a disease characterized by inflammation <arthritis, tendinitis and all those other \itises (Sports Illustrated)>

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ITIS — sigla Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale …   Dizionario italiano

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