Etymology

1. dermatomyositis

noun. myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals.

Etymology

  • dermato- (English)
  • δέρμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • myositis (English)

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Example sentences of the word dermatomyositis


1. Noun, singular or mass
Patients with dermatomyositis may also have a rash that appears on the eyelids and over the bony prominences of the hands.

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