measles

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiːzəlz/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Plural of Middle English mesel, masel, probably from Middle Dutch masel (blemish) due to confusion with measle. Cognate with Middle Low German masele, māsel.

Noun[edit]

measles pl (plural only)

  1. Rubeola, an acute highly contagious disease, often of childhood, caused by Measles virus, of genus Morbillivirus, featuring a spreading red skin rash, fever, runny nose, cough and red eyes
  2. Any of several other similar diseases, such as German measles.
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  • Plural in form, but usually used with a singular verb.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See measle

Noun[edit]

measles

  1. (obsolete) plural of measle
  2. (obsolete) Leprosy.

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