[ mawr-bil-ahy ]
/ mɔrˈbɪl aɪ /

noun (used with a singular verb) Pathology.


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Origin of morbilli

1685–95; < Medieval Latin, plural of morbillus pustule, equivalent to Latin morb(us) sickness + -illus diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for morbilli

/ (mɔːˈbɪlaɪ) /


a technical name for measles

Word Origin for morbilli

C17: from Medieval Latin morbillus pustule, diminutive of Latin morbus illness
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Medical definitions for morbilli

[ môr-bĭlī ]


Measles; rubeola.
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