morbilli

morbilli

[mawr-bil-ahy]
noun (used with a singular verb) Pathology.
measles ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1685–95; < Medieval Latin, plural of morbillus pustule, equivalent to Latin morb(us) sickness + -illus diminutive suffix

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morbilli (mɔːˈbɪlaɪ)
 
n
a technical name for measles
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin morbillus pustule, diminutive of Latin morbus illness]

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morbilli mor·bil·li (môr-bĭl'ī)
pl.n.
measles; rubeola.

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