Literally meaning: “inflammationof veins because of a thrombus”
Origin: Anc Greek
θρόμβος/thrombos(=clot) > θρόμβος/thrombos(=clot) >θρέφω/threpho(=feed)
+ φλέω/phleo(=be fruitfull or plentiful)
+ (-ίτις)/-ιτις (=-itis, suffix meaning “pertaining to” or “inflammation”.) It is in feminine gender because it was used with feminine noun η νόσος/ e nosos /(=disease)
Phlebitis is the inflammation of leg or arm veins caused by various risk factors such as smoking, obesity, prolonged sitting and pregnancy.