Posted by **Laruen ** on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:45pm.

17. Itis is the suffix that means swelling. What do you think tendonitis means? Would you expect tendonitis to be painful? Why?

My Answer - ??????????????

What does tendonitis means?

I'm having a but trouble in this question.

Please Help!

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:52pm
tendon + itis = swelling of the tendon

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**Laruen **, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8:00pm
thanks BUT Would you expect tendonitis to be painful? Why?

well... umm...

ok here is my answer

I think tendonitis means swelling of the tendon. Tendon + itis = swelling of the tendon. I would expect tendonitis to be painful because of the meaning of the word.

is that good and correct????

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8:06pm
Yes, it's good and correct.

And you're right -- tendonitis is painful.

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**Laruen **, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8:07pm
Thank You! :)

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8:10pm
You're welcome.

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