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bubonic plague

noun [U] uk   /bjuːˌbɒn.ɪkˈpleɪɡ/  us   /-ˌbɑː.nɪk-/
a very infectious disease spread by rats, causing swelling, fever, and usually death. In the 14th century it killed half the people living in Europe.
Translations of “bubonic plague”
in Chinese (Traditional) 腺鼠疫, 腹股溝淋巴結鼠疫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腺鼠疫, 腹股沟淋巴结鼠疫…
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