Rubella Definition

A mild contagious eruptive disease caused by a virus and capable of producing congenital defects in infants born to mothers infected during the first three months of pregnancy.
American Heritage Medicine
A mild, infectious, communicable viral disease, characterized by swollen glands, esp. of the back of the head and neck, and small red spots on the skin; German measles.
Webster's New World

Origin of Rubella

  • From Latin neuter pl. of rubellus red from ruber reudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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