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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

First Known Use of BUBONIC PLAGUE

1885

Rhymes with BUBONIC PLAGUE

bubonic plague

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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