|—suffix forming nouns|
|1.||indicating inflammation of a specified part: tonsillitis|
|2.||informal indicating a preoccupation with or imaginary condition of illness caused by: computeritis; telephonitis|
|[New Latin, from Greek, feminine of -itēs belonging to; see |
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
Inflammation or disease of: laryngitis.
A suffix meaning "inflammation," as in bronchitis, inflammation of the bronchial tubes.