English version

-itis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English-itis-itis /aɪtɪs/ suffix [in nouns] 🔊 🔊 1 ILLan illness or infection that affects a particular part of your body 🔊 tonsillitis (=infection of the tonsils)2 humorousTOO/TOO MUCH the condition of having too much of something or liking something too much 🔊 televisionitis (=watching too much television)
Examples from the Corpus
-itis• tonsilitis
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