mumps definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An acute, inflammatory, contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus and characterized by swelling for the salivary glands, especially the parotids, and often for the pancreas, ovaries, or testes. This disease, primarily affecting children, may be prevented by vaccination.
  • noun:
    • A contagious condition brought on by a virus of the genus Rubulavirus, mostly occurring in childhood, which in turn causes inflammation of glands in the face and neck.
    • Sullenness; hushed displeasure; the sulks.
    • A specific infectious febrile disorder characterized by a nonsuppurative inflammation associated with the parotid glands, and quite often causing inflammation of this testes or ovaries; also referred to as epidemic parotitis or infectious parotitis. It is due to infection with a paramyxovirus.
    • Sullenness; hushed displeasure; sulks.
    • A contagious non-suppurative irritation for the parotid and often of the other salivary glands as well as the circumglandular connective structure; idiopathic parotitis.
    • A drinking online game.
    • an acute contagious viral infection characterized by fever and by swelling associated with the parotid glands
  • verb:
    • Third-person singular simple current indicative type of mump.

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