rubeola

noun
ru·​be·​o·​la | \ ˌrü-bē-ˈō-lə How to pronounce rubeola (audio) , rü-ˈbē-ə-lə How to pronounce rubeola (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Measles, also known as rubeola, is a highly contagious virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing, and is mainly seen in children, says Dr. Lee. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "So There's a Measles Outbreak Near You. How Worried Should You Be?," 5 Sep. 2019 The measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Measles Signs in Kids Every Parent Needs to Know About," 3 Apr. 2019 The measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Measles Signs in Kids Every Parent Needs to Know About," 3 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of rubeola

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubeola

New Latin, from neuter plural of rubeolus reddish, from Latin rubeus

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The first known use of rubeola was in 1771

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“Rubeola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubeola. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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rubeola

noun
ru·​be·​o·​la | \ ˌrü-bē-ˈō-lə How to pronounce rubeola (audio) , rü-ˈbē-ə-lə How to pronounce rubeola (audio) \

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Other Words from rubeola

rubeolar \ -​lər How to pronounce rubeola (audio) \ adjective

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