Definition of morbilli in English:


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


  • technical term for measles.
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    • 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.


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

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