Definition of rubella in English:


Line breaks: ru|bella
Pronunciation: /rʊˈbɛlə


Medical term for German measles.
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  • 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.


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

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