Definition of rubella in English:

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rubella

Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈbelə/

noun

A contagious viral disease, with symptoms like mild measles. It can cause fetal malformation if contracted in early pregnancy. Also called German measles.
Example sentences
  • Patients given vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella, polio, rabies and Japanese encephalitis are not affected.
  • Animal research has led to vaccines for rabies, smallpox, rubella, measles and anthrax.
  • The serum was also used in vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria and whooping cough until as late as 1993.

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, neuter plural of Latin rubellus 'reddish'.

Words that rhyme with rubella

a cappella, Arabella, Bella, bestseller, Capella, cellar, Cinderella, citronella, Clarabella, corella, Daniela, Della, dispeller, dweller, Ella, expeller, favela, fella, fellah, feller, Fenella, Floella, foreteller, Heller, impeller, interstellar, Keller, Louella, Mandela, mortadella, mozzarella, Nigella, novella, paella, panatella, patella, predella, propeller, queller, quinella, repeller, rosella, salmonella, Santiago de Compostela, seller, smeller, speller, Stella, stellar, tarantella, teller, umbrella, Viyella

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Syllabification: ru·bel·la

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