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Meaning of BUBONIC PLAGUE

Pronunciation:  byoo'bânik pleyg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  plague characterized by delirium and the formation of buboes
 
 See Also: Black Death, black plague, plague

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Yersinina pestis is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, faculatively anaerobic bacterial species in the family Enterobacteriaceae. It causes bubonic plaque, which is transmitted by rodent fleas.

Historically known as the "Black Plague", this disease devastated Europe and Asia in the 1300s. It still exists today, and is characterized by sudden high fever, chills, excessively swollen and tender lymph nodes (buboes), followed by tissue bleeding and gangrene. Other complications include pneumonia and septicemia.

 

 

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