[mahy-al-jee-uh, -juh]

noun Pathology.

pain in the muscles; muscular rheumatism.

Origin of myalgia

First recorded in 1855–60; my- + -algia
Also called myoneuralgia.
Related formsmy·al·gic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pain in a muscle or a group of muscles
Derived Formsmyalgic, adjective

Word Origin for myalgia

C19: from myo- + -algia
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Word Origin and History for myalgia

"muscular pain," 1827, coined in Modern Latin (on analogy of neuralgia) from myo- "muscle" + -algia "pain."

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myalgia in Medicine




Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when diffuse and nonspecific.myodynia
Related formsmy•algic (-jĭk) adj.
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