septicemic plague


noun Pathology.

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

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Medical definitions for septicemic plague

septicemic plague

n.

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