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pneumonic plague

noun, Pathology
a form of plague characterized by lung involvement.
Compare plague.
Origin of pneumonic plague
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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pneumonic-plague in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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