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Language: Latin
Origin: Greek, from -ites; -ITE

-itis

suffix
     
-itis [in nouns]
1 an illness or infection that effects a particular part of your body:
tonsillitis (=infection of the tonsils )
2 humorous the condition of having too much of something or liking something too much:
televisionitis (=watching too much television)

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