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mumps

 (mŭmps)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
An acute, inflammatory, contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotids, and sometimes of the pancreas, ovaries, or testes. This disease, mainly affecting children, can be prevented by vaccination.

[Perhaps from pl. of dialectal mump, grimace.]

mumps

(mʌmps)
n
(Pathology) (functioning as singular or plural) an acute contagious viral disease of the parotid salivary glands, characterized by swelling of the affected parts, fever, and pain beneath the ear: usually affects children. Also called: epidemic parotitis
[C16: from mump1 (to grimace)]
ˈmumpish adj

mumps

(mʌmps)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usu. other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus.
[1590–1600; compare obsolete mump grimace, dial. mump to mumble; expressive word; see -s3]

mumps

(mŭmps)
A contagious disease, usually affecting children, that is caused by a virus. Symptoms include inflammation of the salivary glands, especially those at the back of the jaw.

mumps

Inflammation of the parotid salivary glands, caused by a virus that is spread in saliva.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mumps - an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glandsmumps - an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
parotitis - inflammation of one or both parotid glands
Translations
příušnice
fåresyge
mumps
sikotauti
zaušnjaci
mumpsz
hettusótt
おたふく風邪
볼거리
kiaulytė
cūciņa
mumps
mumps
påssjuka
โรคคางทูม
bệnh quai bị

mumps

[mʌmps] NSINGpaperas fpl
my brother's got mumpsmi hermano tiene paperas

mumps

[ˈmʌmps] noreillons mpl

mumps

n singMumps m or f (inf) no art

mumps

[mʌmps] nsgorecchioni mpl

mumps

(mamps) noun singular
a contagious disease causing painful swelling at the sides of the neck and face.

mumps

الْتِهَابُ الْغُدَةِ الْنِكْفِيَةُ příušnice fåresyge Mumps παρωτίτιδα paperas sikotauti oreillons zaušnjaci orecchioni おたふく風邪 볼거리 bof kusma świnka caxumba, papeira свинка påssjuka โรคคางทูม kabakulak bệnh quai bị 腮腺炎

mumps

n. paperas, parotiditis, enfermedad febril aguda de alta contagiosidad que se caracteriza por la infl. de las glándulas parótidas y otras glándulas salivales.

mumps

n o npl parotiditis f (form), paperas; [Nota: mumps se usa con verbos singulares más que con verbos plurales.]
References in classic literature ?
He had had all the diseases that babies are heir to, in quick succession, scarlet fever, mumps, and whooping cough in the first year, and now he was down with the measles.
They don't set up with people that's got the mumps.
Well, what in the nation do they call it the MUMPS for?
Send your soldiers at once to open the dungeon door, or you shall have mumps before the morning sun has risen on the hills of Jolliginki.
Then that child looks as if it were coming down with mumps.
And then, one bright, clear morning, when the birds sang and all Nature seemed fair and gay, Clarence Tresillian developed mumps.
You'd have to go down at once; his assistant has developed mumps.
Mumps one pound, that is what I have put down, but I daresay it will be more like thirty shillings -- don't speak -- measles one five, German measles half a guinea, makes two fifteen six -- don't waggle your finger -- whooping-cough, say fifteen shillings" -- and so on it went, and it added up differently each time; but at last Wendy just got through, with mumps reduced to twelve six, and the two kinds of measles treated as one.
Young Johnny Booth was to have been married yesterday, but he couldn't be because he's gone and got the mumps.
These are the soul's mumps and measles and whooping-coughs, and those who have not caught them cannot describe their health or prescribe the cure.
I can't give you Mumps, 'cause he'd break his heart to go away from me--eh, Mumps, what do you say, you riff-raff?
Why, the gentry stops to look at him; but you won't catch Mumps a-looking at the gentry much,--he minds his own business, he does.