Plague, black
In the 14th century the victims of the "black plague" had bleeding below the skin (subcutaneous hemorrhage) which made darkened ("blackened") their bodies.

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  • Black Death — noun the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe • Syn: ↑Black Plague • Hypernyms: ↑bubonic plague, ↑pestis bubonica, ↑glandular plague * * * noun Usage: sometimes …   Useful english dictionary

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  • plague — n 1. pestilence, epidemic, pandemic, pandemia, zymosis, (of animals) Pathol. epizootic, (of animals) Pathol. epizooty, (of animals) murrain, (of plants) epiphytotic; bubonic plague, black plague, black death; white plague, tuberculosis, TB,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • plague — 1. noun 1) they died of the plague Syn: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, Black Death; disease, sickness, epidemic; dated contagion; archaic pestilence 2) a plague of fleas Syn: infestation, epidemic, invasion, swarm …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Plague (disease) — Plague is a deadly infectious disease caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis (Pasteurella pestis) . Plague is a zoonotic, primarily carried by rodents (most notably rats) and spread to humans via fleas. Plague is notorious throughout… …   Wikipedia

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  • Plague — may refer to:In medicine: * Plague (disease), a specific disease caused by Yersinia pestis . There are three major manifestations ** Bubonic plague ** Septicemic plague ** Pneumonic plague * Any bubo causing disease * A pandemic caused by such a… …   Wikipedia

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