A mild contagious eruptive disease caused by a virus and capable of producing congenital defects in infants born to mothers infected during the first three months of pregnancy. Also called German measles.(noun)
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Use "rubella" in a sentence
"The mumps vaccine is contained in a combination vaccine called MMR (measles, mumps and rubella, which is also known as German measles)."
"Measles, also called rubella, is a highly contagious - but rare - respiratory infection that's caused by a virus."
"And other infectious diseases, such as rubella, chickenpox, and Legionnaires 'disease are not uncommon."