German measles

German measles

noun Pathology.

Origin:
1840–50

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German measles
 
n
(functioning as singular) a nontechnical name for rubella

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German measles Ger·man measles (jûr'mən)
n.
See rubella.

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German measles   (jûr'mən)  Pronunciation Key 
An infectious disease caused by the rubella virus of the genus Rubivirus, characterized by mild fever and skin rash. German measles can cause congenital defects if a woman is exposed during early pregnancy. Also called rubella.
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German measles definition


An acute and contagious disease, caused by a virus, producing symptoms milder than those usually associated with measles.

Note: German measles can cause severe congenital defects in the developing embryo or fetus of a woman who contracts the disease in her first three months of pregnancy.
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