[pol-ee-mahy-al-jee-uh roo-mat-i-kuh, -al-juh] /ˌpɒl i maɪˈæl dʒi ə rʊˈmæt ɪ kə, -ˈæl dʒə/
a chronic inflammatory disease, common among older persons, characterized by recurrent episodes of muscle pain and stiffness, sometimes leading to cardiovascular complications or blindness.
polymyoclonus pol·y·my·oc·lo·nus (pŏl’ē-mī-ŏk’lə-nəs) n. See myoclonus multiplex.
polymyositis pol·y·my·o·si·tis (pŏl’ē-mī’ə-sī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of several voluntary muscles simultaneously.
[pol-ee-mik-sin] /ˌpɒl iˈmɪk sɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. any of various polypeptide antibiotics derived from Bacillus polymyxa. /ˌpɒlɪˈmɪksɪn/ noun 1. any of several polypeptide antibiotics active against Gram-negative bacteria, obtained from the soil bacterium Bacillus polymyxa polymyxin pol·y·myx·in (pŏl’ē-mĭk’sĭn) n. Any of various mainly toxic antibiotics derived from strains of the soil bacterium Bacillus polymyxa and […]
[pol-uh-nee-zhuh, -shuh] /ˌpɒl əˈni ʒə, -ʃə/ noun 1. one of the three principal divisions of Oceania, comprising those island groups in the Pacific lying E of Melanesia and Micronesia and extending from the Hawaiian Islands S to New Zealand. /ˌpɒlɪˈniːʒə; -ʒɪə/ noun 1. one of the three divisions of islands in the Pacific, the others […]