Definition of rubeola in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌro͞obēˈōlə/


Medical term for measles.
Example sentences
  • Viral etiologies of rashes include rubeola, rubella, erythema infectiosum and roseola.
  • Pneumonia is a known complication of rubeola, varicella, and pertussis.
  • Serologic tests for Epstein-Barr virus, rubeola, and rubella were consistent with prior exposure.


Late 17th century: from medieval Latin, diminutive (on the pattern of variola) of Latin rubeus 'red'.

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Syllabification: ru·be·o·la

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