arthralgia

noun

ar·​thral·​gia är-ˈthral-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce arthralgia (audio)
: pain in one or more joints
arthralgic adjective

Examples of arthralgia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In those who do show symptoms, though, the systemic form typically causes flu-like symptoms including chills, fever, arthralgia (joint pain), and muscle pain, the CDC says. Korin Miller, Health.com, 26 Aug. 2019 Systemic illness may include chills, fever, malaise, arthralgia and myalgia, and last up to two weeks. Fox News, 16 Aug. 2019 Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, weakcills, muscle spasms, arthralgias, and a sense of malaise. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 27 June 2018

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Word History

Etymology

probably borrowed from French arthralgie, from arthr- arthr- + -algie -algia

First Known Use

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arthralgia was circa 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Arthralgia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arthralgia. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

arthralgia

noun
ar·​thral·​gia är-ˈthral-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce arthralgia (audio)
: pain in one or more joints
arthralgic adjective

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