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[mee-zuh l] /ˈmi zəl/
singular of measles (def 3). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In regard to the measle itself, I spoke of it as smaller than the common pork measle.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • I drop my head on my breast, and it is like when I am little and the measle go in.

    The Skeleton On Round Island Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Fly only waked once in the night, and asked in a drowsy tone, "Have I got a measle?"

    Prudy Keeping House Sophie May
  • In the measle form the parasite may occur in any organ of the body, but is mostly found in the muscles and subcutaneous tissue.

  • We become the host or bearer of the measle by swallowing the fully-developed eggs of the Tnia solium.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

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