measle

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French mesel (leprous), from Latin misellus (wretched", "unfortunate), diminutive of miser (wretched", "sick).

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measle (plural measles)

  1. (obsolete) A leper.
  2. A tapeworm larva.

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