- Inflammation of a muscle, especially a voluntary muscle, characterized by pain, tenderness, and sometimes spasm in the affected area.initis
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Myositis, mī-o-sī′tis, n. inflammation of a muscle—properly My′itis.
A gonorrhœal form of myositis is sometimes met with; it is painful, but rarely goes on to suppuration.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles