bubonic plague


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Related to bubonic plague: septicemic plague, pneumonic plague

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.
Bubonic plague and small-pox were raging, while dysentery and pneumonia were reducing the population, and the railroad was raging worst of all.
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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.
HUMANS - not rats - were to blame for one of the UK's most significant outbreaks of bubonic plague in modern times, research has revealed.
Although the initial gram stain was negative for Yersinia, clinical suspicion pointed to a diagnosis of bubonic plague. Serology was considered; however, it was not available through the hospital.
This biblical text has been linked to bubonic plague by some, but not all, authors because black rats from the Far East did not reach the Near East until the 1st century BCE.
Arguably the most known form of plague, the (http://www.ibtimes.com/what-bubonic-plague-oregon-teen-diagnosed-infectious-bacterial-disease-2163261) bubonic plague 6 best known for wiping out a third of the European population in the 1300s 6 attacks the lymph nodes and is spread through a form of bacteria known as Yersinia pestis, which can be found in infected animals such as (http://www.ibtimes.com/fleas-test-positive-plague-arizona-2578311) fleas and rodents. 
TOURISTS have been warned off Madagascar following an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague that has killed 94.