(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".

uveitis (s) (noun), uveitides (pl)
1. An inflammation of part or all of the uvea: Uveitis commonly involves the other tunics of the eye, like the sclera, cornea, and retina. However nonuveal parts of the eye, including the retina and cornea, may also be concerned.
2. A nonspecific or general term for any intraocular inflammatory disorder or any part of the uveal tract: The uveal tract structures (iris, ciliary body, and choroid) are usually involved in uveitis, but other nonuveal parts of the eye, including the retina and cornea, may also be involved.

Uveitis that is not associated with known infections, or that is associated with diseases of unknown cause, is termed endogenous uveitis. This is thought to be due to an autoimmune phenomenon.

The patient may experience varying degrees of discomfor or pain, with or without blurring of vision.

In many cases a cause is never found, however some known associations include various types of arthritis, some bowel diseases, virus illnesses, tuberculosis, syphilis, parasites, and fungi.

uvulitis (adjective), more uvulitis, most uvulitis
Inflammation of the soft muscle, connective tissue, and the mucous membrane at the edge of the soft palate in the midline above the root of the tongue: Uvulitis involves pain, heat, redness, swelling, and (sometimes) a loss of function of the uvula.
1. An infective process of the vas deferens usually spreading from adjacent organs and caused by a variety of infective agents.

The vas deferens is the tube connecting the testes with the urethra. It is a coiled duct that conveys sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct and the urethra.

2. Inflammation of the ductus deferens (secretory duct of the testicle, running from the epididymis, of which it is the continuation, to the prostatic urethra where it terminates as the ejaculatory duct).
Inflammation of a vesicle (a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure; especially, one containing fluid), and particularly of the seminal vesicles behind the male bladder.