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myasthenia

[ mahy-uhs-thee-nee-uh ]
/ ˌmaɪ əsˈθi ni ə /
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noun Pathology.
muscle weakness.
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Origin of myasthenia

First recorded in 1855–60; my- + asthenia

OTHER WORDS FROM myasthenia

my·as·then·ic [mahy-uhs-then-ik], /ˌmaɪ əsˈθɛn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myasthenia

myasthenia
/ (ˌmaɪəsˈθiːnɪə) /

noun
any muscular weakness

Derived forms of myasthenia

myasthenic (ˌmaɪəsˈθɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for myasthenia

C19: from myo- + asthenia
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Medical definitions for myasthenia

myasthenia
[ mī′əs-thēnē-ə ]

n.
Abnormal muscular weakness or fatigue.
Myasthenia gravis.

Other words from myasthenia

my′as•thenic (-thĕnĭk) adj.
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