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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
No definitive conclusions have been reached so far, but many suspect the morbilli virus.