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German measles

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noun Pathology.
  1. rubella.
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Origin of German measles

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for german measles

German measles

  1. (functioning as singular) a nontechnical name for rubella
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german measles in Medicine

German measles

  1. rubella

german measles in Science

German measles


german measles in Culture

German measles

An acute and contagious disease, caused by a virus, producing symptoms milder than those usually associated with measles.

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German measles can cause severe congenital defects in the developing embryo or fetus of a woman who contracts the disease in her first three months of pregnancy.
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