Definitions for rubellaruˈbɛl ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a usu. mild infection caused by a togavirus of the genus Rubivirus, characterized by fever, cough, and a fine red rash: may cause fetal damage if contracted during pregnancy.
Ref: Also called German measles.
Origin of rubella:
1880–85; < NL, n. use of neut. pl. of L rubellus reddish, der. of ruberred (see castle )
German measles, rubella, three-day measles, epidemic roseola(noun)
a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
A mild disease caused by the Rubella virus infecting the respiratory tract, and characterised by a rash of pink dots, fever and swollen lymph nodes.
an acute specific disease with a dusky red cutaneous eruption resembling that of measles, but unattended by catarrhal symptoms; -- called also German measles
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An acute, usually benign, infectious disease caused by the RUBELLA VIRUS and most often affecting children and nonimmune young adults, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and spreads to the lymphatic system. (From Dorland, 27th edition)