Definition of Measles. Meaning of Measles. Synonyms of Measles

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Definition of Measles

Measles
Measles 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.
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Measles Mea"sles, n. [From lst Measle.] Leprosy; also, a leper. [Obs.]
Measle
Measle 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. ).
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Measle Mea"sle, n. (Zo["o]l.) A tapeworm larva. See 2d Measles, 4.
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Cysticerce 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 measle). 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

- Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person...
- Rubella, also known as German measles or three-day measles, is an infection caused by the rubella virus. This disease is often mild with half of people...
- The MMR vaccine is a vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles). The first dose is generally given to children around 9 to 15 months...
- Measles vaccine is a vaccine that prevents measles. After one dose 85% of children nine months of age and 95% over twelve months of age are immune. Nearly...
- Measles virus (MeV) is a single-stranded, negative-sense, enveloped (non-segmented) RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus within the family Paramyxoviridae...
- In 2013, measles deaths globally were down to 145,700. As of mid-2013, measles elimination in many areas is stalling. "This year, measles and rubella...
- Measles is extremely contagious and its continued circulation in a community depends on the generation of susceptible hosts by birth of children. In communities...
- 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...
- by measles virus. The condition primarily affects children and young adults. It has been estimated that about 1 in 10,000 people who get measles will...
- mentioning measles and smallpox, others listing measles, mumps and chicken pox. In a 1979 interview with the Washington Post, O'Neil mentions measles and smallpox...
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