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German measles

noun, Pathology
1.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for German measles

German measles

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a nontechnical name for rubella
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German measles in Medicine

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

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German measles in Science
German measles
  (jûr'mən)   
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 in Culture

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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