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EPIDEMIC PAROTITIS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does epidemic parotitis mean? 

EPIDEMIC PAROTITIS (noun)
  The noun EPIDEMIC PAROTITIS has 1 sense:

1. an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands

  Familiarity information: EPIDEMIC PAROTITIS used as a noun is very rare.


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EPIDEMIC PAROTITIS (noun)


Sense 1epidemic parotitis [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

epidemic parotitis; mumps

Hypernyms ("epidemic parotitis" is a kind of...):

infectious disease (a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact)

Meronyms (parts of "epidemic parotitis"):

parotitis (inflammation of one or both parotid glands)


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