• WordNet 3.6
    • n mumps an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is considered to be the godfather of the modern vaccine era. Having created nearly three dozen vaccines - more than any other scientist, Hilleman is also credited with saving more lives than any other scientist. Probably best known for his preventive vaccine for mumps, Hilleman has also developed vaccines for measles, rubella, chicken pox, bacterial meningitis, flu and hepatitis B.
    • Mumps (Med) A specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation of the parotid glands, and sometimes causing inflammation of the testes or ovaries; also called epidemic parotitis or infectious parotitis. It is caused by infection with a paramyxovirus.
    • Mumps Sullenness; silent displeasure; the sulks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mumps Sullenness; silent displeasure; sulks.
    • n mumps A contagious non-suppurative inflammation of the parotid and sometimes of the other salivary glands and of the circumglandular connective tissue; idiopathic parotitis. Mumps is usually an innocent affection without dangers or sequelæ. It begins with pain and then swelling behind the jaw, close to the ear, on one side. The pain at first is caused by motion of the jaw or the presence of acids. The other side is involved a day or two later. There may be inflammation of the testes and scrotum in males, or of the mammæ, ovaries, and vulva in females; this extension is, however, mostly confined to pubescence and adult life. One attack usually protects. The period of incubation is thought to be from 7 to 14 days.
    • n mumps A drinking game.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mumps a contagious non-suppurative inflammation of the parotid and sometimes of the other salivary glands: gloomy silence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. mump, to be sulky. Cf. Mump Mumble, and Mum
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Form of mum.


In literature:

Mumps is at the moment in our midst, and as is generally the case has fallen on the poorest of the community.
"Le Petit Nord" by Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
Mumps, IV, 605; symptoms of, IV, 605.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
One evening, he saw her again in the theatre with 'Mumps,' as she called her husband.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
And, like master like man; not a syllable do I know of that mumps his servant, except that his name is Francis.
"The Stranger" by August von Kotzebue
Lash Hyatt's folks, feeling sure the boy had the mumps, sent for the doctor.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The vicious ants had really bitten his cheeks so that they were swollen up very much, and Bumpus looked like a boy with the mumps.
"The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire" by Herbert Carter
Four cases this morning, and two yesterday, ranging all the way from mumps to smallpox.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
And now to have to go back to live underground, with you mumping about in a shawl!
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
If there was anything going on, like mumps, measles, potato-bugs, blight, "janders" or the cows-in-the-corn, they got it.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Davis drew her for the Sophomore class party the year before and exposed himself to the mumps to get out of going.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch

In poetry:

He's a fooil 'at sits an mumps
'Coss some troubles hem him raand!
Man mud allus be i'th dumps,
If he sulk'd 'coss fortun fraand;
Th' time 'll come for th' sky to clear:--
Let's ha faith, an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley

In news:

Many younger Americans haven't experienced the swollen cheeks and fever associated with the mumps because they received a vaccination against the virus as children.
Topical measles- mumps -rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: Results of a preliminary randomized, controlled trial.
Mumps breaks out on college campus.
Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students and employees lined up outside the campus health center Thursday for free vaccinations after a mumps outbreak infected up to 20 students.
To quit or retain MUMPS , all or in part, that is the question.
Mumps Outbreak Affects More than 1,500 in New York, New Jersey.
Ocean County health officials investigate mumps outbreak in Lakewood.
State and Ocean County health officials are investigating an outbreak of mumps in Lakewood.
A postmortem of a mumps outbreak in 2006 -- the nation's largest in 20 years -- is raising questions about the effectiveness of the vaccine.
Onondaga County's first mumps case in 10 years reported.
A friend of mine advised me not to give my baby the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine because of a link between it and autism.
Send "Probable mumps case likely to be negative " to a friend.
Our friends to the north are dealing with a mumps outbreak .
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