mumps

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction \ ˈməmps \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of mumps

: an acute contagious virus disease caused by a paramyxovirus (species Mumps virus of the genus Rubulavirus) and marked by fever and by swelling especially of the parotid gland

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Origin and Etymology of mumps

from plural of obsolete mump grimace


MUMPS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of mumps for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease that causes fever and swelling in the lower part of the cheek


MUMPS Defined for Kids

mumps

noun \ ˈməmps \

Definition of mumps for Students

: a contagious disease marked especially by fever and swelling of the glands around the lower jaw

Medical Dictionary

mumps

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ ˈməm(p)s \

medical Definition of mumps

: an acute contagious virus disease caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Rubulavirus (species Mumps virus) and marked by fever and by swelling especially of the parotid gland called also epidemic parotitis

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