measle
noun Etymology: singular of measles Date: 1863 a cysticercus tapeworm larva; specifically one found in the muscles of a domesticated mammal

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  • Measle — Mea sle, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A tapeworm larva. See 2d {Measles}, 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Measle — Mea sle, n. [OE. mesel, OF. mesel, LL. misellus, L. misellus unfortunate, dim. of miser. See {Miser}.] A leper. [Obs.] [Written also {meazel}, and {mesel}.] Wyclif (Matt. x. 8. ). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measle — Cysticerce Cys ti*cerce (s?s t? s?rs), Cysticercus Cys ti*cer cus ( s?r k?s), n. [NL. cysticercus, fr. Gr. ???? bladder + ke rkos tail: cf. F. cysticerque.] (Zo[ o]l.) The larval form of a tapeworm, having the head and neck of a tapeworm attached …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measle — /mee zeuhl/, n. sing. of measles (def. 3). * * * …   Universalium

  • measle — noun A tapeworm larva …   Wiktionary

  • measle — 1. The larva (Cysticercus cellulosae) of Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm; C. cellulosae is less frequently used to designate cysticerci of T. solium. 2. The larva (Cysticercus bovis) of Taenia saginata, the beef tapeworm; the term C. bovis is… …   Medical dictionary

  • measle — mɪːzl n. cysticercus; singular form of measles (contagious disease); leper, one who is infected with leprosy (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • measle — mea·sle …   English syllables

  • measle — ˈmēzəl noun ( s) Etymology: singular of measles : a tapeworm cysticercus larva; specifically : one found in the muscles of a domesticated mammal compare taenia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Measle and the Wrathmonk —   …   Wikipedia

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