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What does the suffix -itis mean in medical terminology?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
A word that ends in -itis simply means "inflammation." For example, bursitis describes an inflamed bursa sac, epicondylitis describes an inflamed epicondyle bone of the elbow, and arthritis describes inflammation of a joint.
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