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bubonic plague

noun

: a very serious disease that is spread especially by rats and that killed many people in the Middle Ages

Full Definition of BUBONIC PLAGUE

:  plague caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) and characterized especially by the formation of buboes
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First Known Use of BUBONIC PLAGUE

1885

Rhymes with BUBONIC PLAGUE

BUBONIC PLAGUE Defined for Kids

bubonic plague

noun bu·bon·ic plague \bü-ˈbä-nik, byü-\

Definition of BUBONIC PLAGUE for Kids

:  a dangerous disease which is spread by rats and in which fever, weakness, and swollen lymph nodes are present
Medical Dictionary

bubonic plague

noun

Medical Definition of BUBONIC PLAGUE

:  plague caused by a bacterium of the genus Yersinia (Y. pestis synonym Pasteurella pestis) and characterized especially by the formation of buboes—compare pneumonic plague

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