fibrositis definition by Webster's New World
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an excessive growth of white fibrous tissue, as of the muscle sheaths, resulting from inflammation; muscular rheumatism
Origin: Modern Latin ; from fibrosus, fibrous plush -itis
fibrositis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Inflammatory hyperplasia of white fibrous connective tissue, especially surrounding the muscles and causing pain and stiffness.
- See fibromyalgia.
Origin: New Latin fibrōsus, fibrous (from Latin fibra, fiber) + -itis.
fibrositis - Medical Definition
Inflammatory hyperplasia of white fibrous connective tissue, especially surrounding muscles, causing pain and stiffness.