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bu·bon·ic plague

 (bo͞o-bŏn′ĭk, byo͞o-)
n.
A form of infectious plague that is characterized by the formation of buboes and is transmitted to humans principally by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected rodent, usually a rat.

bubonic plague

n
(Pathology) an acute infectious febrile disease characterized by chills, prostration, delirium, and formation of buboes: caused by the bite of a rat flea infected with the bacterium Yersinia pestis. See also plague

bubon′ic plague′


n.
a severe infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, characterized by the formation of buboes at the armpits and groin. Compare Black Death.
[1885–90]

bu·bon·ic plague

(bo͞o-bŏn′ĭk)
The most common form of plague, with symptoms including fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and inflamed lymph nodes (called buboes). It is transmitted by fleas from infected rats or other rodents. The Black Death was an epidemic of bubonic plague. See more at plague.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bubonic plague - the most common form of the plague in humansbubonic plague - 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
pest, pestilence, pestis, plague - a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
ambulant plague, ambulatory plague, pestis ambulans - a mild form of bubonic plague
Black Death, Black Plague - the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe
Translations
peste bubónica
buboninis maras

bubonic plague

[bjuːˌbɒnɪkˈpleɪg] Npeste f bubónica

bubonic plague

nBeulenpest f

bubonic plague

[bjuːˈbɒnɪkˈpleɪg] adjpeste f bubbonica

bu·bon·ic plague

n. peste bubónica.
References in classic literature ?
The man who was immune to yellow fever was carried away by cholera; and if he were immune to that, too, the Black Death, which was the bubonic plague, swept him away.
Then, steering a zigzag course, she fled from us as though we had been the bubonic plague. I altered the course of the submarine and set off in chase; but the steamer was faster than we, and soon left us hopelessly astern.
A Mongolian couple have died of the bubonic plague after eating raw marmot kidney, triggering a quarantine that left tourists stranded in a remote region for days.
It is startling that in 1630 Poussin implicated rats in the pathogenesis of the bubonic plague, a fact disregarded until the end of the 19th century.
He said that "is more serious than the bubonic plague and highly challenging to control".
Scientist retrieved over 3,300 skeletons and confirmed DNA of Yersinia pestis 6 the bacteria known to be responsible for the bubonic plague in the 14th century 6 had been found in the remains of five bodies.
pestis to invade the lymph nodes and blood, creating the bubonic plague that caused pandemics like the 14th century's Black Death.
Whether you think it's the next coming of the bubonic plague or a mere nuisance tapping into American hysteria, there's no doubting that the Ebola virus has caught the attention of the American public.
According to scientists working at Public Health England in Porton Down, the plague was a pneumonic plague instead of the bubonic plague with infection spreading from human to human, rather than by rat fleas.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (TAP) -Four people have been hospitalised and 160 quarantined after a 15-year-old boy, Temirbek Isakunov, who ate marmot meat died of the bubonic plague last week, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health said Wednesday according to AP News.