Origin of rubellaModL, neuter plural of Classical Latin rubellus, reddish from ruber, red
Origin of rubellaFrom Latin neuter pl. of rubellus red from ruber ; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.
- (pathology) A mild disease caused by the Rubella virus infecting the respiratory tract, and characterised by a rash of pink dots, fever and swollen lymph nodes.
rubella - Medical Definition