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Definition of Measles

Measles

  1. Leprosy; also, a leper.
  2. 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. A disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm.
  4. A disease of trees.
  5. The larvae of any tapeworm (Taenia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also bladder worms.

Measles Quotations

Love's like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life.
Douglas William Jerrold

Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
Jerome K. Jerome

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Albert Einstein

Why do people refuse to vaccinate their children against measles or whooping cough? In many cases, because they have never seen measles and have no idea what it might do.
Michael Specter

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
Lord Byron
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Measles Translations

measles in Dutch is mazelen
measles in French is rougeole
measles in German is Masern
measles in Italian is morbillo
measles in Portuguese is sarampo
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