Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the muscles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Inflammation of the muscles.

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

  • noun inflammation of muscle tissue

Etymologies

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    SUPERBUG

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

    SUPERBUG

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

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

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