[ fahy-broh-mahy-al-juh ]

  1. a syndrome characterized by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints.

Origin of fibromyalgia

First recorded in 1980–85; fibro- + myalgia

Words Nearby fibromyalgia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fibromyalgia in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fibromyalgia


/ (ˌfaɪbrəʊmaɪˈældʒɪə) /

  1. a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches

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Scientific definitions for fibromyalgia


[ fī′brō-mī-ăl ]

  1. A syndrome that is characterized by chronic pain in any of various muscles and surrounding soft tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), point tenderness at specific sites in the body, and fatigue. Inflammation is absent, and the cause is unknown.

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