Term: Term: epididymitis
Literally meaning: “inflammation of epididymis”
Origin: Anc Greek
επί-/epi-(= “upon”, “on”, “besides” “in addition”)
δίδυμος/didimos(=twin) > δύο/dyo(=double, two)
+ (-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).
Epididymitis is the inflammation of the epididymis (part of the spermatic duct system) mainly caused by infection.epididymitis