Term: sialitis (or sialadenitis )
Literally meaning: “inflammation in saliva”
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).
Sialitis is an inflammation of salivary glands ( (the parotid, submandibular and submental glands) or ducts. In the case of parotid gland the inflammation is called parotitis.