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Noun: rubella  roo'be-lu
  1. A contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a foetus during the first trimester
    - German measles, three-day measles, epidemic roseola

Derived forms: rubellas

Type of: measles, morbilli, rubeola

Encyclopedia: Rubella, congenital syndrome