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Meaning of RUBEOLA

Pronunciation:  roo'beeulu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children

RUBEOLA is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: measles, morbilli
 See Also: contagion, contagious disease, epidemic roseola, German measles, rubella, three-day measles



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ru*be"o*la\, n. [NL., fr. L. ruber red.] (Med.)
(a) the measles.
(b) Rubella.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract caused by a virus and most commonly found in children. Symptoms begin with a high fever, hacking cough, runny nose, red and light-sensitive eyes, and irritability, and are then followed by a red to brown, blotchy rash which spreads from the head down. Coughing often continues throughout the rash period. The rash disappears in the same order as it appeared -- from the head down.

For more information, visit Childhood Infections: Measles.