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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands.

Usage examples (36)
  • I remember staying home in bed with mumps when I was a child.
  • The chipmunk-like appearance of people infected with mumps is how mumps got its name.
  • An outbreak of mumps is sweeping across Iowa, the first in nearly 20 years, and it's puzzling health officials and worrying parents.
  • You might even call mumps deaths exceedingly rare as does AM Galazka for more
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