Definition of German measles noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


German measles

BrE BrE//ˌdʒɜːmən ˈmiːzlz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒɜːrmən ˈmiːzlz//
(also rubella) [uncountable] Ailments and diseases
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a mild infectious disease that causes a sore throat and red spots all over the body. It can seriously affect babies born to women who catch it soon after they become pregnant. See related entries: Ailments and diseases
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: German measles