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septicemic plague

noun Pathology.
  1. an especially dangerous form of plague in which the infecting organisms invade the bloodstream.Compare plague(def 2).
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Origin of septicemic plague

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septicemic plague in Medicine

septicemic plague

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