1. septicemic plague an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person
  2. septicemic characteristic of septicemia
  3. epidemic myalgia an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
  4. septicemia invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
  5. pulmonic plague 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
  6. bubonic plague the most common form of the plague in humans
  7. epidemic a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
  8. Japanese Archipelago a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
  9. skeptical marked by or given to doubt
  10. spark plug electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
  11. sparking plug electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
  12. spicemill a mill for grinding spices
  13. septic tank large tank where solid matter or sewage is disintegrated by bacteria
  14. sceptical marked by or given to doubt
  15. susceptible yielding readily to or capable of
  16. subatomic particle a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
  17. Black Plague the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe
  18. septuple having seven units or components
  19. septicaemia invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
  20. Panicum capillare North American grass with slender brushy panicles