"measles" Definition

  1. n. Leprosy; also, a leper.
  2. n. A contagious 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.
  3. n. A disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm.
  4. n. A disease of trees.
  5. n. The larvae of any tapeworm (Taenia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also bladder worms.

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