Definitions for bubonic plague
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a severe infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, characterized by the formation of buboes at the armpits and groin.
Ref: Compare Black Death.
Origin of bubonic plague:
bubonic plague, pestis bubonica, glandular plague(noun)
the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person
A contagious, often fatal, epidemic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted by the bite of fleas from an infected person or rodent, especially a rat, and characterized by delirium, chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and the formation of buboes.
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