rubeola

noun

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

Examples of rubeola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In spring 1971, the Texas Legislature enacted a law that made immunizations against smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, rubeola and rubella mandatory for the state’s schoolchildren. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, 16 Jan. 2021 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, 5 Sep. 2019 The measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious infection caused by a virus. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 3 Apr. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubeola was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Rubeola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubeola. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

rubeola

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

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