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- 1. epidemic pleurodynia, epidemic myalgia, myosis, diaphragmatic pleurisy, Bornholm disease, epidemic disease
- usage: an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
- 2. light reflex, pupillary reflex, miosis, myosis, reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
- usage: reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
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See also: myosis (Dictionary)