bubonic plague

bubonic plague

  1. (disease) 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 the formation of buboes.
  • French: peste bubonique
  • German: Beulenpest
  • Portuguese: peste bubónica (Portugal), peste bubônica (Brazil)
  • Russian: бубо́нная чума́
  • Spanish: peste bubónica

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.003
Offline English dictionary