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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.

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

  • 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)



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