German measles

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n German measles 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • German measles A mild contagious viral disease, which may cause birth defects if contracted by a pregnant woman during early pregnancy; also called rubella.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • German measles a name somewhat loosely used of a disease, resembling measles, but mostly less prolonged and severe
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. maselen, measles, from Old Dut. masche, a spot, cog. with Old High Ger. māsā, a spot; Ger. masern, measles.

Usage

In literature:

One must not think primarily of a French Peasant; any more than of a German Measle.
"A Miscellany of Men" by G. K. Chesterton
As soon as I can get rid of the German measles I shall restore everything to its former condition.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 11, 1917" by Various
German Measles (Rubella or Roetheln), is an eruptive form of children's disease, much more harmless than the disturbances previously depicted.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
German measles, seven to twenty-one days.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
One attack of German measles usually protects the patient from another.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Now and then German measles are severe, and are attended with a good deal of fever for a day or two, and even with symptoms of bronchitis.
"The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases" by Charles West, M.D.
And she ain't got smallpox, neither, not a bit; no more'n that ijit Sallie Kane, who's down with German measles and nothing wuss.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
The term includes scarlet fever, measles, German measles, smallpox, chicken-pox, and others.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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In news:

Most children today are vaccinated against mumps when they're 12- to 15-months old with the M-M-R vaccine, which also protects against measles and rubella, also known as German measles.
MILWAUKEE- The city of Milwaukee is issuing a health alert as a local cab driver has been diagnosed with rubella , as known as German measles.
MILWAUKEE- The city of Milwaukee is issuing a health alert as a local cab driver has been diagnosed with rubella, as known as German measles.
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