bubonic disease


bubonic disease
boil disease

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Bubonic plague — (Med.) a severe and often fatal disease caused by infection with the bacterium {Yersinia pestis} (formerly {Pasteurella pestis}), transmitted to man by the bite of fleas, themselves usually infected by biting infected rodents. It is characterized …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bubonic plague — n. a contagious disease, the most common form of plague, caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) transmitted by fleas from infected rats, and characterized by buboes, fever, prostration, and delirium: see BLACK DEATH …   English World dictionary

  • Bubonic plague — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 14226 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|020.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D010930 Bubonic plague is the best known manifestation of the bacterial disease… …   Wikipedia

  • disease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condition of ill health Nouns 1. disease, illness, sickness, ailment, ailing; morbidity, infirmity, ailment, indisposition; complaint, disorder, malady; functional disorder. 2. condition, affliction,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Bubonic plague — The most common form of the plague, named for the characteristic buboes buboes are enlarged lymph nodes ( swollen glands ) in the groin which are usually very tender and painful. Lymph nodes may be similarly affected elsewhere such as in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Disease — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disease >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disease disease Sgm: N 1 illness illness sickness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 ailing ailing &c.??? all the ills that flesh is heir to =>(Hamlet) Sgm: N 1 morbidity morbidity …   English dictionary for students

  • bubonic plague — [[t]bjuːbɒ̱nɪk ple͟ɪg, AM buː [/t]] N UNCOUNT Bubonic plague is a serious infectious disease spread by rats. It killed many people during the Middle Ages. Syn: plague …   English dictionary

  • bubonic — adj. relating to or characterized by buboes. Phrases and idioms: bubonic plague a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever, delirium, and the formation of buboes …   Useful english dictionary

  • bubonic plague — noun A contagious, often fatal, epidemic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted by the bite of fleas from an infected person or rodent, especially a rat, and characterized by delirium, chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and …   Wiktionary

  • bubonic plague — bu|bon|ic plague [bju:ˌbɔnık ˈpleıg US bu:ˌba: ] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : Medieval Latin; Origin: bubo swelling , from Greek boubon (swelling in) the groin ] a very serious disease spread by rats, that killed a lot of people in the Middle Ages… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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