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mumpsnoun [U]

uk   /mʌmps/ us   /mʌmps/
also the mumps an infectious disease that causes painful swelling in the neck and slight fever: Children are vaccinated against measles and mumps. Their youngest was off school with the mumps.
(Definition of mumps from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mumpsnoun [U]

us   /mʌmps/
an infectious disease that causes painful swellings in the neck and throat and a fever
(Definition of mumps from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mumps”
in Korean 볼거리…
in Arabic النُّكاف, الخُنِّاق (نوع من الأمراض)…
in Malaysian beguk…
in French oreillons…
in Russian свинка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流行性腮腺炎…
in Italian parotite, orecchioni…
in Turkish kabakulak…
in Polish świnka…
in Spanish paperas…
in Vietnamese bệnh quai bị…
in Portuguese caxumba…
in Thai โรคคางทูม…
in German der Mumps…
in Catalan galteres…
in Japanese おたふくかぜ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流行性腮腺炎…
in Indonesian penyakit gondong…
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