pestis bubonica

Definitions of pestis bubonica

n 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

bubonic plague, glandular plague
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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