measle

noun
mea·​sle | \ ˈmē-zəl How to pronounce measle (audio) \

Definition of measle

: a cysticercus tapeworm larva specifically : one found in the muscles of a domesticated mammal

Examples of measle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why a treatment used for over a century on diseases like measles, mumps and influenza could work to treat the new coronavirus strain. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "What is plasma therapy and how does it work to treat the coronavirus? Everything you need to know.," 8 June 2020 Vaccination rates have fallen, risking outbreaks of diseases like measles. The Economist, "The next stage of covid-19 Lifting lockdowns: the when, why and how," 23 May 2020 Disruption to immunization programs from the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to unwind decades of progress against vaccine-preventable diseases like measles. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "WHO warns millions of children at risk as Covid-19 pandemic disrupts routine vaccinations," 22 May 2020 Why a treatment used for over a century on diseases like measles, mumps and influenza could work to treat the new coronavirus strain. Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press, "Her family searched for coronavirus plasma while Ferndale woman was in serious condition," 12 May 2020 In some cases, like measles, antibodies are very effective in conferring immunity. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "In hopes of treatment, Santa Clara County hospitals transfuse plasma from recovered coronavirus patients," 12 May 2020 In one such study, his team discovered that mumps, which like measles is caused by a paramyxovirus, had jumped to humans from bats. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, "How the pandemic made this virologist an unlikely cult figure," 28 Apr. 2020 Why a treatment used for over a century on diseases like measles, mumps and influenza could work to treat the new coronavirus strain. Indianapolis Star, "Indiana coronavirus updates: Schools to close for rest of year; total cases break 3,000," 2 Apr. 2020 Take the threat of vaccine resistance: Vaccinating against preventable diseases like measles only works if 90% of a population get their shots. Laurie Penny, Wired, "Panic, Pandemic, and the Body Politic," 14 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of measle

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for measle

singular of measles

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“Measle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/measle. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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measle

noun
mea·​sle | \ ˈmē-zəl How to pronounce measle (audio) \

Medical Definition of measle

: cysticercus specifically : one found in the muscles of a domesticated mammal

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