pneumonic-plague

pneumonic plague

noun Pathology.
a form of plague characterized by lung involvement.
Compare plague.


Origin:
1895–1900

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pneumonic plague n.
A frequently fatal form of bubonic plague in which the lungs are infected and the disease is transmissible by coughing.

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