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Princeton's WordNet

  1. measles, rubeola, morbilli(noun)

    an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children

GCIDE

  1. Measles(n.)

    (Med.) A contagious viral febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually decline; rubeola. It is a common childhood disease.

  2. Origin: [D. mazelen; akin to G. masern, pl., and E. mazer, and orig. meaning, little spots. See Mazer.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Measles(noun)

    leprosy; also, a leper

  2. Measles(noun)

    a contagious febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually decline; rubeola

  3. Measles(noun)

    a disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm

  4. Measles(noun)

    a disease of trees

  5. Measles(noun)

    the larvae of any tapeworm (Taenia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also bladder worms

  6. Origin: [From 1st Measle.]

Freebase

  1. Measles

    Measles is an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus, specifically a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus. Morbilliviruses, like other paramyxoviruses, are enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a generalized, maculopapular, erythematous skin rash, the symptom for which measles is best known. Measles is spread through respiration, and is highly contagious—90% of people without immunity sharing living space with an infected person will catch it. An asymptomatic incubation period occurs nine to twelve days from initial exposure. The period of infectivity has not been definitively established, some saying it lasts from two to four days prior, until two to five days following the onset of the rash, whereas others say it lasts from two to four days prior until the complete disappearance of the rash.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Measles

    mē′zlz, n.sing. a contagious fever accompanied with eruptions of small red spots upon the skin: a disease of swine and cattle, caused by larval tapeworms: a disease of trees, the leaves being covered with spots.—adjs. Mea′sled, Mea′sly, infected with measles: good for nothing, miserable.—n. Meas′liness.—German measles, a name somewhat loosely used of a disease, resembling measles, but mostly less prolonged and severe. [Dut. maselen, measles, from Old Dut. masche, a spot, cog. with Old High Ger. māsā, a spot; Ger. masern, measles.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Measles

    A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of measles in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of measles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of measles in a Sentence

  1. Celine Gounder:

    We're also all taxpayers and the amount of resources that are now being used in California per se as a result of the Disneyland outbreak, there's a tremendous amount of resources to track down everybody who's been in contact with those cases, if you end up on a ventilator in intensive care because you have measles, if you have a brain infection that causes lifelong brain damage, that's a burden on all of us.

  2. Martin Cetron:

    You can project over 200 or 240 [ investigations ] this year. That's a lot more people flying with measles.

  3. Rockland County Executive Ed Day:

    I absolutely do not agree with the judge's opinion that this measles crisis does not rise to the level of an emergency, when, in fact, we are facing the longest lasting current outbreak in the nation, and the largest outbreak in New York State in 30 years.

  4. William Schaffner:

    If you had asked me this question five or six years ago, I would have said that the risk was virtually nonexistent, over the past several years, with more and more children being withheld from vaccinations and more and more introduction of measles, I would have said it’s still very low. But today, in the context of the Disneyland outbreak, with it having spread to so many states, I would still acknowledge that the risk is low but it’s much larger than it was, and I would be nervous about that.

  5. Will Humble:

    Measles can take up to 21 days to develop in a person who has been exposed to the disease, so we’re not out of the woods quite yet ... but if we don’t get any new cases by Valentine’s Day, this outbreak is likely over for Arizona.

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