pestis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pestis 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
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Usage

In literature:

Pestis et ira Deum Stygiis sese extulit undis.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Eripuisti, heu heu nostrae crudele venenum 5 Vitae, heu heu nostrae pestis amicitiae.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Sometimes I was pesty en he whip me wid a switch, but he never whip so hard.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Now let those pesty scientists challenge him with the question of whether any E's would be listening to their review.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
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In news:

Yersinia pestis bacteria, which causes the bubonic plague, shown in electron micrograph.
Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death germ, Yersinia pestis.
Yersinia pestis bacteria shown in electron micrograph.
Top 100 Stories of 2011 #22: Y. Pestis, Mother of the Black Plague : Unknown–1353.
Bubonic plague, we've long known, is transmitted by fleas infected with the bacteria Yersinia pestis.
Pestis , Mother of the Black Plague: Unknown–1353.
Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death germ, Yersinia pestis .
A pesty insect is flying into Southwest Florida neighborhoods and it's destroying palms and other trees.
Yersinia pestis bacteria shown in electron micrograph.
They found that the germ , Yersinia pestis, is almost identical to germs that are around today.
This is a micrograph of a blood smear containing Yersinia pestis plague .
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