\plˈe͡ɪɡ], \plˈeɪɡ], \p_l_ˈeɪ_ɡ]\
Definitions of PLAGUE
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
1. Any disease of wide prevalence or of excessive mortality. 2. Pest, black death; an acute infectious disease caused by Bacillus pestis; it is marked clinically by high fever, toxemia, prostration, a petechial eruption, and glandular swellings, pneumonia, or hemorrhage from the mucous membranes; it is primarily a disease of rodents and is transmitted to man by fleas which have bitten infected animals.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
An eminently malignant disease; endemic in the Levant; frequently epidemic, and destroying at least two-thirds of those it attacks. It is a fever of the most aggravated kind, with affection of the lymphatic glands of the groins or axillae, and carbuncles. Its miasmata-it has been conceived-adhere to different organic textures, to woollen goods, clothing and furniture; and may thus be transported to a considerable distance; but this is not certain. The mean duration of the disease is six or seven days; some die in twenty-four hours, others not till ten or twelve days. Pathological anatomy has afforded little light with respect to it. Various means have been used for arresting it, but none have seemed to be pre-eminently distinguished. The great point is, to watch the indications as they develop themselves; and to treat the case, in general, like one of typhus gravior. It is universally agreed that the suppuration of the buboes should be aided as far as practicable. For preventing the importation and spread of the plague, the Quar'antine Laws have been instituted; and when the disease has actually appeared, a cordon sanitaire has been drawn round the infected district, so as to prevent all communication.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Any destructive pestilence; especially a specific, acute and malignant disease, epidemic malignant adenitis, otherwise known as bubonic or oriental p. It is transmitted to man from infected rodents by means of fleas, swine plague 1. See hog cholera, under cholera. 2. A disease of hogs in Europe, differing in character from the American swine p., or hog cholera, and caused by B. suisepticus. [Lat.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe