pulmonic plague

Definitions of pulmonic plague
  1. noun
    a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever
    synonyms: plague pneumonia, pneumonic plague
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    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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