measle

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mesel, from Old French mesel (leprous), from Latin misellus (wretched", "unfortunate), diminutive of miser (wretched, sick), of unknown ultimate origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

measle (plural measles)

  1. A red spot of the kind that appears on the skin of someone suffering from measles.
  2. A tapeworm larva.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]