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[roo-bee-uh-luh, roo-bee-oh-luh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. measles.
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Origin of rubeola

1670–80; < New Latin, noun use of neuter plural of rūbeolus, equivalent to Latin rūbe(us), rōbeus red + -olus -ole1
Related formsru·be·o·lar, adjectivepost·ru·be·o·lar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for rubeola

Historical Examples

  • Measles or Rubeola is an exanthematous or eruptive contagious form of children's disease.

    Valere Aude

    Louis Dechmann

  • Occupying quite a different position from the measles induced by reinfection from without are the so-called relapses of rubeola.

  • Monti has recorded ten cases of rubeola in children under two months of age.

British Dictionary definitions for rubeola


  1. technical name for measles Compare rubella
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Derived Formsrubeolar, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin, from Latin rubeus reddish, from ruber red
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rubeola in Medicine


(rōō-bēə-lə, rōō′bē-ōlə)
  1. measles
Related formsru•beo•lar adj.

rubeola in Science


[rōō-bēə-lə, rōō′bē-ōlə]
  1. See measles.
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rubeola in Culture


[(rooh-bee-uh-luh, rooh-bee-oh-luh)]

See measles.

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