plague

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French bacteriologist born in Switzerland; was a student of Pasteur; discovered the plague bacillus (1863-1943) Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin , Alexandre Yersin , Yersin
mild form of bubonic plague ambulant plague , ambulatory plague , pestis ambulans
epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe Black Death , Black Plague
plague spread by rats black death , bubonic plague
lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis bubo
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 bubonic plague , glandular plague , pestis bubonica
son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parlia Edward , Edward III
(New Testament) the four evils that will come at the end of the world: conquest rides a white horse; war a red horse; famine a black horse; plague a pale horse Four Horsemen
any disease of domestic animals that resembles a plague murrain
rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever plague pneumonia , pneumonic plague , pulmonic plague
spot on the skin characteristic of the plague plague spot
especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person septicemic plague
bacillus bacterium that causes the plague; aerosolized bacteria can be used as a bioweapon Yersinia pestis
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