a form of plague characterized by lung involvement.
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How to use pneumonic plague in a sentence
These days we can identify and treat patients with antibiotics before they develop pneumonic plague, when their coughs can spew droplets of bacteria into the air for others to inhale.
pneumonic plague is an even more dangerous form of this disease.A Guide to Health | Mahatma Gandhi
The cause of the pneumonic plague is so little known that it may be interesting to mention it here.The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines | Isabel Anderson
pneumonic plague had appeared in Manchuria, and was stalking through the land.Under the Chinese Dragon | F. S. Brereton
The more fatal form is known as pneumonic plague, and in this the lungs are the seat of the disease.Disease and Its Causes | William Thomas Councilman
It is the custom to speak of (a) bubonic plague, (b) septicmic plague, (c) pneumonic plague, as though they were three diseases.The Flea | Harold Russell