[fahy-broh-mahy-al-juh] /ˌfaɪ broʊ maɪˈæl dʒə/
a syndrome characterized by fatigue and chronic pain in the muscles and in tissues surrounding the joints.
a rheumatoid disorder characterized by muscle pain and headaches
1981, said to have been coined by U.S. rheumatologist Mohammed Yunus, from Latin fibra (see fiber) + Greek mys (genitive myos) “muscle” (see muscle) + -algia. The earlier name for the condition was fibrositis.
fibromyalgia fi·bro·my·al·gi·a (fī’brō-mī-āl’jē-ə, -jə)
A syndrome characterized by chronic pain in the muscles of soft tissues surrounding joints, fatigue, and tenderness at specific sites in the body. Also called fibromyositis, fibrositis.
A syndrome characterized by chronic pain in any of various muscles and surrounding soft tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), point tenderness at specific sites in the body, and fatigue. Inflammation is absent, and the cause is unknown.
fibromuscular fi·bro·mus·cu·lar (fī’brō-mŭs’kyə-lər) adj. Relating to or containing both fibrous and muscular tissues.
[fahy-dee-ahy-kuh-mis-uh m] /ˌfaɪ di aɪ kəˈmɪs əm/ noun, plural fideicommissa [fahy-dee-ahy-kuh-mis-uh] /ˌfaɪ di aɪ kəˈmɪs ə/ (Show IPA). Civil Law. 1. a request by a decedent that the heir or legatee to the estate convey a specified part of the estate to another person, or permit another person to enjoy such a part. /ˌfɪdɪaɪkəˈmɪsəm/ noun […]
[fee-de-ee de-fen-sohr; English fahy-dee-ahy di-fen-sawr] /ˈfi dɛˌi dɛˈfɛn soʊr; English ˈfaɪ diˌaɪ dɪˈfɛn sɔr/ noun, Latin. 1. Defender of the Faith: one of the titles of English sovereigns. /ˈfaɪdɪˌaɪ dɪˈfɛnsɔː/ noun 1. defender of the faith; a title given to Henry VIII by Pope Leo X, and appearing on Brit coins as FID DEF or […]
[fee-dey-iz-uh m, fahy-dee-] /ˈfi deɪˌɪz əm, ˈfaɪ di-/ noun 1. exclusive reliance in religious matters upon faith, with consequent rejection of appeals to science or philosophy. /ˈfiːdeɪˌɪzəm/ noun 1. the theological doctrine that religious truth is a matter of faith and cannot be established by reason Compare natural theology n. 1885, from Latin fides “faith” […]