pneumonic plague

Compare plague.

Origin of pneumonic plague

First recorded in 1895–1900
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pneumonic plague in Medicine

pneumonic plague

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