Definition of Plague pneumonia
1. Noun. A rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever.
Medical Definition of Plague pneumonia
1. A rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of plague in which there are areas of pulmonary consolidation, with chill, pain in the side, bloody expectoration, and high fever. Synonym: plague pneumonia, pulmonic plague. (05 Mar 2000)
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