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German measles

Syllabification: Ger·man mea·sles

Definition of German measles in English:

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
Another term for rubella.
Example sentences
  • We have a tradition of associating diseases (often wrongly) with foreign parts - Dutch elm disease, German measles, Spanish flu.
  • A survey of immunity in Australian pre-school children has found higher than expected levels of antibodies to measles and German measles (rubella).
  • By eleven, he had developed asthma, contracted German measles, suffered from bronchitis, and had his appendix removed.

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