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- n. A disease of connective tissue, related to polymyositis, characterized by inflammation of the muscles and skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of the skin and underlying muscular tissue.
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- n. myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals
dermato- + myositis (Wiktionary)