bubonic plague

Definitions of bubonic plague
  1. noun
    the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person
    synonyms: glandular plague, pestis bubonica
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    types:
    ambulant plague, ambulatory plague, pestis ambulans
    a mild form of bubonic plague
    Black Death, Black Plague
    the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe
    type of:
    pest, pestilence, pestis, plague
    a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
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