morbilli


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Related to morbilli: Morbillivirus, incomplete paralysis

morbilli

(mɔːˈbɪlaɪ)
n
(Pathology) a technical name for measles
[C17: from Medieval Latin morbillus pustule, diminutive of Latin morbus illness]
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Noun1.morbilli - an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rashmorbilli - an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
epidemic roseola, German measles, rubella, three-day measles - a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
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1] Measles virus is a member of the Morbilli virus genus of the paramyxoviridae family.
Measles, also known as morbilli, English measles, or rubeola is an extremely infectious viral disease that affects the skin, respiratory and immune system.
Morbilli virus in bottlenose dolphins: evidence for recurrent epizootics in the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.