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Definition of Measles
MeaslesMeasles Mea"sles, n.; pl. in form, but used as singular in
senses 1, 2, & 3. [D. mazelen; akin to G. masern, pl., and E.
mazer, and orig. meaning, little spots. See Mazer.]
1. (Med.) A contagious febrile disorder commencing with
catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the
third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots,
which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised
above the surface, and after the fourth day of the
eruption gradually decline; rubeola.
Measles commences with the ordinary symptoms of
fever. --Am. Cyc. MeaslesMeasles Mea"sles, n. [From lst Measle.]
Leprosy; also, a leper. [Obs.] MeasleMeasle Mea"sle, n. [OE. mesel, OF. mesel, LL. misellus, L.
misellus unfortunate, dim. of miser. See Miser.]
A leper. [Obs.] [Written also meazel, and mesel.]
--Wyclif (Matt. x. 8. ). MeasleMeasle Mea"sle, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A tapeworm larva. See 2d Measles, 4. measleCysticerce Cys"ti*cerce (s?s"t?-s?rs), Cysticercus
Cys`ti*cer"cus (-s?r"k?s), n. [NL. cysticercus, fr. Gr. ????
bladder + ???? tail: cf. F. cysticerque.] (Zo["o]l.)
The larval form of a tapeworm, having the head and neck of a
tapeworm attached to a saclike body filled with fluid; --
called also bladder worm, hydatid, and measle (as, pork
Note: These larvae live in the tissues of various living
animals, and, when swallowed by a suitable carnivorous
animal, develop into adult tapeworms in the intestine.
See Measles, 4, Tapeworm.
Meaning of Measles from wikipedia
is a highly contagious infectious disease caused
by the measles
virus. Symptoms usually develop
10–12 days after exposure
to an infected
- Rubella, also known
as German measles
or three-day measles
, is an infection caused
by the rubella
virus. This disease
mild with half of people...
- Measles vaccine
is a vaccine
that prevents measles
one dose at the age of nine months
85% are immune, while
a dose at twelve months results
- The MMR vaccine
is a vaccine against measles
, mumps, and rubella
). The first
dose is generally given
to children around
9 to 15 months...
- In 2013, measles deaths globally
were down to 145,700. As of mid-2013, measles elimination
in many areas
is stalling. "This year, measles
morbillivirus, formerly Measles virus
(MeV), is a single-stranded, negative-sense, enveloped
(non-segmented) RNA virus
of the genus
- not itchy
and may last 1 to 2 days. In contrast, a child suffering
from measles would usually appear
sicker, with symptoms
of conjunctivitis, cold-like...
is extremely contagious
but infection results
immunity, so its continued circulation
in a community depends
on the generation
- by measles
virus. The condition primarily affects children
adults. It has been estimated
1 in 10,000 people
who get measles
, describing major
events, such as vaccine
epidemics, and major
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