Literally meaning: “testicle’s inflammation”
Origin: Anc Greek
+ (-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).
The term was coined because of the paired subterranean roots appearance.
Orchis is a genus in the orchid family having of typically pink flowers.