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septicemic plague


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Noun septicemic plague has 1 sense
  1. septicemic plague - an especially dangerous form in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person
    --1 is a kind of

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Septicemic Plague

Noun: Septicemic plague refers to the most severe form of the infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, characterized by its rapid progression and involvement of the bloodstream.

Sample Sentence: The septicemic plague, a deadly illness, is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, and is known to directly infiltrate and multiply in the bloodstream.

Adjective: Septicemic plague is an adjective used to describe anything relating to or characteristic of the most severe form of the plague that affects the bloodstream.

Sample Sentence: The patient's deteriorating condition pointed towards a septicemic plague infection, triggering immediate medical attention.

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