mumps [ muhmps ] SHOW IPA / mʌmps / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun ( used with a singular verb) Pathology. an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usually other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
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Origin of mumps
First recorded in 1590–1600;
-s 3 Words nearby mumps mummify
mumps skin test antigen
mumps virus vaccine
mum's the word
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Example sentences from the Web for mumps
mumps and rubella vaccine is required for most schoolchildren, and its protection usually lasts a lifetime.
Before that, the fastest vaccine to receive FDA approval in the US was the
mumps vaccine, which took four years.
mumps and rubella vaccine doesn’t work in babies under a year old.
The previous record for developing a vaccine is four years for
mumps and that was more than five decades ago.
Vaccines for measles,
mumps and tuberculosis are examples of live attenuated virus vaccines.
It is the family of man—because where measles and
mumps and pertussis are concerned, we are all connected. Mumps can be a serious and a very painful disease and it is infectious to a marked degree.
One evening, he saw her again in the theatre with '
Mumps,' as she called her husband.
She laughed and called to
Mumps to come and unfasten her veil.
One is called away in the middle of a dance to a difficult case of—of
mumps or something, and—well, there you are.
It was like toothache or
mumps or chicken-pox, an ignoble, complaint of which one is ashamed, but before which one is helpless. noun (functioning as singular or plural) an acute contagious viral disease of the parotid salivary glands, characterized by swelling of the affected parts, fever, and pain beneath the ear: usually affects children Also called: epidemic parotitis Derived forms of mumps mumpish, adjective Word Origin for mumps
mump 1 (to grimace)
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pl.n. An acute inflammatory contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotids, and sometimes of the pancreas, ovaries, or testes. This disease, mainly affecting children, can be prevented by vaccination. epidemic parotitis
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An infectious disease caused by a virus of the family Paramyxoviridae and the genus Rubulavirus, characterized by swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotid glands, and sometimes of the pancreas, testes, or ovaries. Vaccinations, usually given in early childhood, confer immunity to mumps.
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acute and contagious disease marked by fever and inflammation of the salivary glands. Caused by a virus, mumps is normally a childhood disease that passes with no aftereffects. notes for mumps
A child who has had mumps is immune from further
by the mumps virus.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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