Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of a muscle, especially a voluntary muscle, characterized by pain, tenderness, and sometimes spasm in the affected area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflammation of the muscles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the muscles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of a muscle; myitis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of muscle tissue

Etymologies

Irregular formation from Greek μῦς (genitive: μυός) "muscle" and -itis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Neurologists, discovering that in a whole host of diseases—MS, myasthenia gravis, myositis, Guillain-Barré syndrome—the body was destroying parts of its neuromuscular system, became designated specialists in those diseases.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Infective pyomyositis and myositis in children in the era of community-acquired, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.

    SUPERBUG

  • I have autoimmune problems, and my sisters have dermatic myositis and endometriosis and chronic fatigue syndrome and my husband has a bad disk and a bad knee.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • The answer already exists and it's called TMS or tension myositis syndrome.

    Colleen Perry: Treating Chronic Pain - There is a Better Way!

  • Towards the end of her life Karin suffered from myositis, a degenerative disease with no known cure.

    In Memory of Karin Berg 1936-2006

  • Abscess anesthesia of abscesses and tropical myositis

    Chapter 4

  • All affections, however, wherein degenerative changes involve the nerve trunk, whether due to diffuse myositis or pressure from malignant tumors, will not yield to treatment.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • However, in a general way, cases of recent affection are thought more favorable than are those of long standing or in old animals where myositis and other muscular and fascial affections exist owing to years of hard service.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Middletown, who had come to him suffering from a severe case of myositis in the arms and shoulders.

    Disturbing Sun

  • Busse states that these bony deposits are preceded by a hemorrhagic myositis due to injury, the effused blood organizing and being finally converted into bone.

    IV. Myology. 2. Development of the Muscles

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