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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Measles  \Mea"sles\,  n.;  pl  in  form  but  used  as  singular  in 
  senses  1,  2,  &  3.  [D.  mazelen  akin  to  G.  masern,  pl.,  and  E. 
  mazer,  and  orig.  meaning,  little  spots.  See  {Mazer}.] 
  1.  (Med.)  A  contagious  febrile  disorder  commencing  with 
  catarrhal  symptoms,  and  marked  by  the  appearance  on  the 
  third  day  of  an  eruption  of  distinct  red  circular  spots, 
  which  coalesce  in  a  crescentic  form  are  slightly  raised 
  above  the  surface,  and  after  the  fourth  day  of  the 
  eruption  gradually  decline  rubeola. 
  Measles  commences  with  the  ordinary  symptoms  of 
  fever.  --Am.  Cyc. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Measles  \Mea"sles\,  n.  [From  lst  {Measle}.] 
  Leprosy;  also  a  leper.  [Obs.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  acute  and  highly  contagious  viral  disease  marked  by 
  distinct  red  spots  followed  by  a  rash;  occurs  primarily 
  in  children  [syn:  {rubeola},  {morbilli}] 

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