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Noun: pestis
  1. 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
    - plague, pestilence, pest

Derived forms: pestises

Type of: epidemic disease

Encyclopedia: Pestis