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septicemic plague

noun, Pathology
1.
an especially dangerous form of plague in which the infecting organisms invade the bloodstream.
Compare plague (def 2).
Origin of septicemic plague
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septicemic plague in Medicine

septicemic plague n.
A usually fatal form of bubonic plague in which the bacilli are present in the bloodstream and cause toxemia.

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