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