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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

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bubonic plague

[bjuːˈbɒnɪkˈpleɪg] adjpeste f bubbonica

bu·bon·ic plague

n. peste bubónica.