Definition of Rubella

1. Noun. A contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester.




Definition of Rubella

1. n. An acute specific disease with a dusky red cutaneous eruption resembling that of measles, but unattended by catarrhal symptoms; -- called also German measles.

Definition of Rubella

1. Noun. (pathology) A mild disease caused by the Rubella virus infecting the respiratory tract, and characterised by a rash of pink dots, fever and swollen lymph nodes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rubella

1. a virus disease [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rubella

1. An acute, usually benign, infectious disease caused by a togavirus and most often affecting children and nonimmune young adults, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and spreads to the lymphatic system. It is characterised by a slight cold, sore throat and fever, followed by enlargement of the postauricular, suboccipital and cervical lymph nodes and the appearances of a fine pink rash that begins on the head and spreads to become generalised. Synonym: German measles, rubeola. Origin: L. Rubellus = reddish, ruber = red (17 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubella

rubedinous
rubedo
rubefacience
rubefacient
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rubefaction
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rubefies
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rubefying
rubel
rubelet
rubelike
rubell
rubella (current term)
rubella HI test
rubella cataract
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rubella panencephalitis
rubella vaccine
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rubella virus vaccine
rubellalike
rubellan
rubellans
rubellas
rubellin
rubellite

Literary usage of Rubella

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"rubella in the Child Care Setting rubella, also called German measles or three-day measles, is a very contagious disease caused by the rubella virus. ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Clinical Intervention: Serologie testing for rubella antibodies should be performed ... Temporal relations between maternal rubella and congenital defects. ..."

3. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1905)
"rubella is a contagious eruptive fever which is rarely seen except when ... For a long time rubella was confounded with measles and scarlet fever, ..."

4. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1907)
"rubella is a contagious eruptive fever which is rarely seen except when ... For a long time rubella was confounded with measles and scarlet fever, ..."

5. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt, John Howland (1911)
"rubella is a contagious eruptive fever which is rarely seen except when ... For a long time rubella was confounded with measles and scarlet fever, ..."

6. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt, John Howland (1911)
"rubella is a contagious eruptive fever which is rarely seen except when ... For a long time rubella was confounded with measles and scarlet fever, ..."

7. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra (1908)
"THE term "rubella" may be found in medical literature as far back as 1492 but it was not until the eighteenth century that it ..."

8. Diseases of infancy and childhood by Louis Fischer (1915)
"Bacteria in the blood of children suffering with rubella have been described by several authors; these are by no means pathognomonic of this condition. ..."

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