septicemic plague

noun Pathology.

an especially dangerous form of plague in which the infecting organisms invade the bloodstream.Compare plague(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. septic tank,
  2. septic-,
  3. septicaemia,
  4. septicemia,
  5. septicemic abscess,
  6. septicidal,
  7. septicity,
  8. septico-,
  9. septicopyemia,
  10. septifragal

Origin of septicemic plague Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for septicemic plague

septicemic plague


A usually fatal form of bubonic plague in which the bacilli are present in the bloodstream and cause toxemia.

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