noun, Pathology. 1. a usually mild contagious viral disease characterized by fever, mild upper respiratory congestion, and a fine red rash lasting a few days: if contracted by a woman during early pregnancy, it may cause serious damage to the fetus. noun 1. a mild contagious viral disease, somewhat similar to measles, characterized by cough, […]
- Rubella hi test
rubella HI test n. A hemagglutination inhibition test for rubella in which the presence of hemagglutination inhibition titer in the absence of disease indicates previous infection and therefore immunity to reinfection.
- Rubella virus
rubella virus n. An RNA virus of the genus Rubivirus that causes German measles. Also called German measles virus.
- Rubella virus vaccine
rubella virus vaccine n. A vaccine containing live attenuated rubella virus prepared in duck embryo or human diploid cell culture and administered as a single subcutaneous injection to immunize against rubella.