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
: plague caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) and characterized especially by the formation of buboes
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BUBONIC PLAGUE Defined for Kids
Definition of bubonic plague for Students
: a dangerous disease which is spread by rats and in which fever, weakness, and swollen lymph nodes are present
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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