myalgia

[ mahy-al-jee-uh, -juh ]
/ maɪˈæl dʒi ə, -dʒə /
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noun Pathology.

pain in the muscles; muscular rheumatism.

Nearby words

  1. my lai,
  2. my lai massacre,
  3. my name is mud,
  4. my-,
  5. my-my,
  6. myalgic encephalopathy,
  7. myalism,
  8. myall,
  9. myanmar,
  10. myasis

Origin of myalgia

First recorded in 1855–60; my- + -algia

Also called myoneuralgia.

Related formsmy·al·gic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for myalgia

myalgia

/ (maɪˈældʒɪə) /

noun

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

myalgia

n.

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

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Medicine definitions for myalgia

myalgia

[ mī-ăljə ]

n.

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


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