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Meaning of rubella

ru•bel•la

Pronunciation: (r-bel'u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a usually mild contagious viral disease characterized by fever, mild upper respiratory congestion, and a fine red rash lasting a few days: if contracted by a woman during early pregnancy, it may cause serious damage to the fetus. Also called
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