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black measles

noun, Pathology
1.
a severe form of measles characterized by dark, hemorrhagic eruptions.
Also called hemorrhagic measles.
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  • A case of black measles is reported on board ship and if true we may be in for a siege of it.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • Tis the black measles as heve tuk, and Ive seen as bad a case brought through with.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3) Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • It was called "black measles," and was certainly a most malignant type of the disease.

British Dictionary definitions for black measles

black measles

plural noun
1.
(often functioning as sing) a severe form of measles characterized by dark eruptions caused by bleeding under the skin
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black measles in Medicine

black measles n.
A severe form of measles characterized by dark, hemorrhagic skin eruptions. Also called hemorrhagic measles.

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