A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.
A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
Any of numerous plant diseases that cause leaves, stems, fruits, and tissues to wither and die. Rust, mildew, and smut are blights.
The condition of having been destroyed:
That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction:
An organism, typically an insect, that sickens or annoys humans, hampers human activities, damages crops or food products, harms livestock, or causes damage to buildings.
A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
An ulcerlike sore, esp. in the mouth: thought to be an immune reaction
a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
An endemic plant or animal.
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