Definitions for mumpsmʌmps
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usu. other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of mumps:
1590–1600; cf. obs. mump grimace, dial. mump to mumble; expressive word; see -s3
mumps, epidemic parotitis(noun)
an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a childhood disease in which the neck swells
vaccinating children against mumps
A contagious disease caused by a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, mostly occurring in childhood, which causes swelling of glands in the face and neck.
sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks
a specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands; epidemic or infectious parotitis
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An acute infectious disease caused by RUBULAVIRUS, spread by direct contact, airborne droplet nuclei, fomites contaminated by infectious saliva, and perhaps urine, and usually seen in children under the age of 15, although adults may also be affected. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Translations for mumps
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a contagious disease causing painful swelling at the sides of the neck and face.
- إلْتِهاب الغُدَّهArabic
- caxumbaPortuguese (BR)
- der MumpsGerman
- penyakit gondongIndonesian
- 유행성 이하선염Korean
- паротит, свинкаRussian
- 腮腺炎Chinese (Trad.)
- کن پھیڑUrdu
- bệnh quai bịVietnamese
- 腮腺炎Chinese (Simp.)
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