(Greek: a suffix; inflammation, burning sensation; by extension, disease associated with inflammation)
This suffix has come to mean "inflammation of" but originally it meant "pertaining to" or "of the". The Greek word nosos ["disease"] was either expressed or understood, although it might not be included with the basic element. For example, bursitis nosos would mean "disease of the bursa".
2. Inflammation of the adventitia (outermost connective tissue covering) of a blood vessel or of the tissues surrounding it or a lymphatic vessel.
The cecum is a blind pouch-like commencement of the colon in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen at the end of the small intestine.