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bubonic plague

noun

Simple Definition of bubonic plague

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

Full Definition of bubonic plague

  1. :  plague caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) and characterized especially by the formation of buboes

1885

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

  1. :  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

  1. :  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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