mumps

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction \ ˈməmps \

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

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

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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

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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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