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mea·sles

 (mē′zəlz)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1.
a. An acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms. Also called rubeola.
b. Black measles.
c. Any of several other diseases, especially German measles, that cause similar but milder symptoms.
2. A condition of pork or beef caused by the presence of tapeworm larvae.
3. A plant disease, usually caused by fungi, that produces small spots on leaves, stems, or fruit.

[Middle English maseles, mesels, pl. of masel, measles-spot, of Middle Low German origin.]

measles

(ˈmiːzəlz)
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Pathology) a highly contagious viral disease common in children, characterized by fever, profuse nasal discharge of mucus, conjunctivitis, and a rash of small red spots spreading from the forehead down to the limbs. Technical names: morbilli or rubeola See also German measles
2. (Veterinary Science) a disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs, caused by infestation with tapeworm larvae
[C14: from Middle Low German masele spot on the skin; influenced by Middle English mesel leper, from Latin misellus, diminutive of miser wretched]

mea•sles

(ˈmi zəlz)

n.
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.
2.
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]

mea·sles

(mē′zəlz)
A highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus and usually occurs in childhood. Symptoms include fever, coughing, and a rash that begins on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.measles - an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rashmeasles - 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
Translations
حُصْبَةٌحَصْبَه، حُمَيْراء
spalničky
mæslinger
tuhkarokko
ospice
kanyaró
mislingar
はしか
홍역
raudonukėtymai
masalas
ošpice
mässlingen
โรคหัด
bệnh sởi

measles

[ˈmiːzlz] NSINGsarampión m

measles

[ˈmiːzəlz] nrougeole f

measles

n singMasern pl

measles

[ˈmiːzlz] nmorbillo

measles

(ˈmiːzlz) noun singular
an infectious disease accompanied by red spots on the skin. People usually get measles in childhood.
German ˈmeasles noun
a mild infectious disease with symptoms of tiny red spots on the body, fever and cough.

measles

حُصْبَةٌ spalničky mæslinger Masern ιλαρά sarampión tuhkarokko rougeole ospice morbillo はしか 홍역 mazelen meslinger odra sarampo корь mässlingen โรคหัด kızamık bệnh sởi 麻疹

mea·sles

n. sarampión;
pop.Mex. tapetillo de los niños, enfermedad sumamente contagiosa esp. en niños de edad escolar causada por el virus de la rubéola.

measles

n sarampión m; German o three-day — rubéola or rubeola (form), sarampión alemán
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