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noun, Pathology.
(functioning as sing) a nontechnical name for rubella

German measles Ger·man measles (jûr’mən)
See rubella.
German measles
An infectious disease caused by the rubella virus of the genus Rubivirus, characterized by mild fever and skin rash. German measles can cause congenital defects if a woman is exposed during early pregnancy. Also called rubella.

An acute and contagious disease, caused by a virus, producing symptoms milder than those usually associated with measles.

Note: German measles can cause severe congenital defects in the developing embryo or fetus of a woman who contracts the disease in her first three months of pregnancy.


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    [jer-man-uh-fahyl] /dʒərˈmæn əˌfaɪl/ noun 1. a person who is friendly toward or admires or studies Germany or German culture. /dʒɜːˈmænəˌfaɪl/ noun 1. a person having admiration for or devotion to Germany and the Germans

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    [jer-man-uh-fohb] /dʒərˈmæn əˌfoʊb/ noun 1. a person who hates or fears Germany, Germans, or German culture. /dʒɜːˈmænəˌfəʊb/ noun 1. a person who hates Germany or its people

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