-itis
noun suffix (plural -itises; also -itides or -ites) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin & Greek; Latin, from Greek, from feminine of -itēs -ite 1. disease or inflammation <
bronchitis
>
2. plural usually -itises condition likened to a disease — chiefly in nonce formations <
televisionitis
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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