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measles

Saltos de línea: mea¦sles
Pronunciación: /ˈmiːz(ə)lz
 
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Definición de measles en inglés:

plural sustantivo

[treated as singular]
1An infectious viral disease causing fever and a red rash, typically occurring in childhood: women queue to have their children immunized against measles a severe case of the measles
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Higher temperatures will mean increased incidences of vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue and measles.
  • Thousands of the Aztecs died from ordinary diseases - measles and the flu.
  • Because of vaccine shortages, such diseases as whooping cough, measles, mumps, and even polio (which had been all but eradicated) have also increased.
1.1A disease of pigs and other animals caused by the larvae of the human tapeworm.

Origen

Middle English maseles, probably from Middle Dutch masel 'pustule' (compare with modern Dutch mazelen 'measles'). The spelling change was due to association with Middle English mesel 'leprous, leprosy'.

More
  • The spelling in Middle English was maseles, probably from Middle Dutch masel ‘pustule’. The spelling change was from association with Middle English mesel ‘leprous, leprosy’. Measly dates from the late 16th century when it described a pig or pork infected with measles; the current sense ‘contemptibly small, mean’ dates from the mid 19th century.

Words that rhyme with measles

bristols

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