Definition of Pestis
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Epidemic Disease
Specialized synonyms: Bubonic Plague, Glandular Plague, Pestis Bubonica, Plague Pneumonia, Pneumonic Plague, Pulmonic Plague, Septicemic Plague
Derivative terms: Plague
Medical Definition of Pestis
1. Synonym: plague. Origin: L. (05 Mar 2000)
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