septicemic plague

noun Pathology.

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

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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