- Pleuritic pain in the chest.
- Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs.
- An epidemic disease caused by a coxsackievirus, characterized by paroxysmal pain in the lower chest and accompanied by fever, headache, and malaise.
Origin of pleurodyniaNew Latin : pleur(o)– + Greek odun&emacron;, pain; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
- (medicine) A painful condition of the side of the body, simulating pleurisy, usually due to rheumatism.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Ancient Greek, meaning "side pain".