pneumonic plague

  1. a form of plague characterized by lung involvement.

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Origin of pneumonic plague

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby pneumonic plague Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pneumonic plague in a sentence

  • 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