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 (ro͞o-bē′ə-lə, ro͞o′bē-ō′lə)

[From Latin, neuter pl. diminutive of rubeus, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

ru·be′o·lar adj.


(Pathology) technical name for measles Compare rubella
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin rubeus reddish, from ruber red]
ruˈbeolar adj


(ˈmi zəlz)

1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a. an acute infectious disease caused by a paramyxovirus, characterized by small red spots, fever, and coldlike symptoms, usu. occurring in childhood; rubeola.
b. any of certain other eruptive diseases, esp. rubella.
a. a disease mostly of domestic swine caused by tapeworm larvae in the flesh.
b. the larvae.
[1275–1325; alter. of maseles (pl.), probably < Middle Dutch masel; akin to German Masern measles, pl. of Maser speck]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rubeola - an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rashrubeola - 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


n (form) sarampión m
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Measles, also known as morbilli, English measles, or rubeola is an extremely infectious viral disease that affects the skin, respiratory and immune system.
Measles, also known as Rubeola, is a highly infectious viral illness.
RUBEOLA Rubeola is another name for measles and is much more serious than German measles.
Jordan had declared three years ago that it eradicated measles, a very infectious and epidemic illness caused by the rubeola virus whose main symptoms invariably include fever and at least one of the three C's (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis).