Black measles - definition of black measles by The Free Dictionary
Also found in: Thesaurus
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A severe form of measles characterized by dark, hemorrhagic skin eruptions. Also called hemorrhagic measles.
(Pathology) (often functioning as singular) a severe form of measles characterized by dark eruptions caused by bleeding under the skin
References in periodicals archive
Sometime rash may be petechial or haemorrhagic known as black measles
Petri disease (aka, young vine decline) and black measles
(esca) are very destructive grapevine diseases in many viticultural regions, including California.
But now we've got the silver-sided sharpshooter beetle and no way to stop the critter from spreading the Black Measles