mumps: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mumps), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.) Pathol.
  1. an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usually other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus.
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