Definition of morbilli in English:

morbilli

Line breaks: mor|billi
Pronunciation: /mɔːˈbɪlʌɪ
 
, -liː/

noun

Technical term for measles.
More example sentences
  • Biologists familiar with the morbilli virus say nothing can be done for animals once they are infected.
  • One virus of interest is morbilli, which can cause a measle-like, highly contagious illness in mammals.
  • Measles (also called rubeola or morbilli) was once one of the most common childhood infections in North America.

Origin

mid 16th century: Latin, plural of morbillus 'pustule', from morbus 'disease'.

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