(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 a vein caused by or associated with the formation of a blood clot.
3. The presence of a thrombus (vascular obstruction) in a vein accompanied by inflammation of the vessel wall.
2. Inflammation of the lining membrane of the middle ear.