Definition of rubeola in English:

rubeola

noun

  • medical term for measles
    • ‘Viral etiologies of rashes include rubeola, rubella, erythema infectiosum and roseola.’
    • ‘Serologic tests for Epstein-Barr virus, rubeola, and rubella were consistent with prior exposure.’
    • ‘Three organisms cause infections that result in the requirement that infected patients be placed in airborne precautions: chickenpox and disseminated zoster, rubeola, and pulmonary or laryngeal TB.’
    • ‘Pneumonia is a known complication of rubeola, varicella, and pertussis.’
    • ‘Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from medieval Latin, diminutive (on the pattern of variola) of Latin rubeus red.

Pronunciation:

rubeola

/rʊˈbiːələ/