Literally meaning: “inflammation of urethra”
Origin: Anc Greek
ούρον/uron(=urine) >ορός/ορός(=watery liquid) >ροή/roe(=flowing)
+ (-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).
Urethritis is the inflamnmation of urethra caused by infections. Urethritis is usually characterised by painful or difficult urination.