noun. 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 pneumonia
- septicemic plague
- glandular plague
- pulmonic plague
- pneumonic plague
- pestis bubonica
- epidemic disease
Example sentences of the word yersinia-pestis
1. Noun Phrase
Bipolar staining largely features in bacterial infections, such as yersinia pestis.
2. Noun Phrase
Wayson, Wright or Giemsa stain may show up as a safety pin stained shape in the bacterium yersinia pestis, but may also appear as a plump rod or bacilli shape 1.
3. Noun Phrase
Burkholderia pseudomallei, a Gram-negative bacterium, is motile, aerobic and rod-shaped like yersinia pestis.