(Med.) A contagious viral febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually decline; rubeola. It is a common childhood disease.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Measles commences with the ordinary symptoms of fever.Am. Cyc.
(Veter. Med.) A disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm.
3. A disease of trees.
(Zol.) The larv of any tapeworm (Tnia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also
German measles A mild contagious viral disease, which may cause birth defects if contracted by a pregnant woman during early pregnancy; also called
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