Measles virus



measles virus n.
An RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus that causes measles in humans. Also called rubeola virus.

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  • Measles virus vaccine

    measles virus vaccine n. A vaccine containing live attenuated strains of measles virus prepared in chick embryo cell cultures and used to immunize against measles.

  • Measly

    [mee-zlee] /ˈmi zli/ adjective, measlier, measliest. 1. Informal. 2. infected with measles, as an animal or its flesh. 3. pertaining to or resembling measles. /ˈmiːzlɪ/ adjective -slier, -sliest 1. (informal) meagre in quality or quantity 2. (of meat) measled 3. having or relating to measles adj. “affected with measles,” 1680s, from measle (see measles) + […]



  • Measurability

    [mezh-er-uh-buh l] /ˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . /ˈmɛʒərəbəl; ˈmɛʒrə-/ adjective 1. able to be measured; perceptible or significant n. 1690s; see measurable + -ity. adj. c.1300, “moderate,” from Old French mesurable “restrained, moderate, sensible; restricted,” from Late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare (see measure (v.)). Meaning “that can be measured” is […]

  • Measurable

    [mezh-er-uh-buh l] /ˈmɛʒ ər ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being . /ˈmɛʒərəbəl; ˈmɛʒrə-/ adjective 1. able to be measured; perceptible or significant adj. c.1300, “moderate,” from Old French mesurable “restrained, moderate, sensible; restricted,” from Late Latin mensurabilis, from mensurare (see measure (v.)). Meaning “that can be measured” is from mid-14c. Related: Measurably.



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