myo·​si·​tis | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce myositis (audio) \

Definition of myositis

: soreness of voluntary muscle due to inflammation

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Stricken with inclusion body myositis, a debilitating muscular disease, Mr. Edell retired in 2001 after a 13-3 season. Mike Klingaman, Washington Post, "Dick Edell, Hall of Fame Maryland men’s lacrosse coach, dies at 74," 6 May 2018 Twelve years have passed since Krukow was diagnosed with inclusion-body myositis, a degenerative muscle disease that is neither curable nor life-threatening. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mike Krukow returns, his spirit intact," 23 Feb. 2018 Edell, 73, suffers from inclusion-body myositis, a debilitating and incurable muscle disease that has left him in a wheelchair. Mike Klingaman,, "Former Calvert Hall lacrosse players reunite for their coach, Dick Edell," 28 July 2017 Krukow, who is entering his 27th season as a Giants TV broadcaster, is suffering from inclusion-body myositis, a degenerative muscle disease that is not life threatening but causes progressive weakness in his extremities. Daniel Mano, The Mercury News, "Health condition will force Mike Krukow to cut broadcast schedule this season," 12 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of myositis

circa 1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for myositis

New Latin, irregular from Greek mys muscle, mouse

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myo·​si·​tis | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce myositis (audio) \

Medical Definition of myositis

: muscular discomfort or pain from infection or an unknown cause

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