myalgia

noun

my·​al·​gia mī-ˈal-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce myalgia (audio)
: pain in one or more muscles
myalgic adjective

Examples of myalgia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once a person is infected, malaria symptoms begin between 10 days to four weeks later, with non-specific signs such as fever, chills, headache, myalgias, and fatigue. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 27 June 2023 Those listed by the CDC include a low-moderate fever, headache, gastrointestinal symptoms, abdominal pain, myalgia, rash and edema around the eyes and on the back of hands during the first four days. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 12 Dec. 2023 Systemic illness may include chills, fever, malaise, arthralgia and myalgia, and last up to two weeks. Fox News, 16 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myalgia was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Myalgia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myalgia. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

myalgia

noun
my·​al·​gia mī-ˈal-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce myalgia (audio)
: pain in one or more muscles
myalgic adjective

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