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 for creeping featuritis
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  creeping featuritis
   /kree'ping fee'?chr?i:`t@s/, n.
  
      Variant of creeping featurism, with its own spoonerization: feeping
      creaturitis. Some people like to reserve this form for the disease as it
      actually manifests in software or hardware, as opposed to the lurking
      general tendency in designers' minds. (After all, -ism means ?condition? or
      ?pursuit of?, whereas -itis usually means ?inflammation of?.)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  creeping featuritis
  
      /kree'ping fee'-chr-i:`t*s/ A variant of creeping
     featurism, with its own spoonerism: "feeping creaturitis".
     Some people like to reserve this form for the disease as it
     actually manifests in software or hardware, as opposed to
     the lurking general tendency in designers' minds.  -ism means
     "condition" or "pursuit of", whereas -itis usually means
     "inflammation of".
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1997-08-03)
  

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