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epidemic parotitis

  

      n      another name for       mumps  
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mumps  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   an acute contagious viral disease of the parotid salivary glands, characterized by swelling of the affected parts, fever, and pain beneath the ear: usually affects children,   (Also called)    epidemic parotitis         
     (C16: from mump1 (to grimace))  
  mumpish      adj  

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epidemic  
      adj  
1    (esp. of a disease) attacking or affecting many persons simultaneously in a community or area  
      n  
2    a widespread occurrence of a disease  
an influenza epidemic     
3    a rapid development, spread, or growth of something, esp. something unpleasant  
an epidemic of strikes     
     (C17: from French épidémique, via Late Latin from Greek epidemia literally: among the people, from epi- + demos people)  
  epidemically      adv  


epidemic encephalitis  
      n     (Pathol)      a technical name for       sleeping sickness       2  
epidemic meningitis  
      n      another name for       cerebrospinal meningitis  
epidemic parotitis  
      n      another name for       mumps  

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epidemic

  
1   
      adj   general, pandemic, prevailing, prevalent, rampant, rife, sweeping, wide-ranging, widespread  
2   
      n   contagion, growth, outbreak, plague, rash, spread, upsurge, wave  

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