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pneumonic plague

noun

Medical Definition of PNEUMONIC PLAGUE

:  plague of an extremely virulent form that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Yersinia (Y. pestis synonym Pasteurella pestis), involves chiefly the lungs, and usually is transmitted from person to person by droplet infection—compare bubonic plague

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July 06, 2015
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