bubonic plague

noun

Definition of bubonic plague

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

First Known Use of bubonic plague

1885


BUBONIC PLAGUE Defined for English Language Learners

bubonic plague

noun

Definition of bubonic plague for English Language Learners

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


BUBONIC PLAGUE Defined for Kids

bubonic plague

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

Definition of bubonic plague for Students

  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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