White plague

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White plague can refer to:

  • Any epidemic disease that makes the patients appear pale, especially tuberculosis during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century.
  • The White Plague, a 1982 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert featuring a bioengineered plague that kills females.
  • The White Disease (Czech:Bílá nemoc), a 1937 play by Karel Capek.
  • In microelectronics, a white gold-aluminium intermetallic compound that degrades wire bonding between gold and aluminum.
  • A disease caused by Aurantimonas coralicida bacteria, affecting and killing corals during summer.
  • The sub-replacement fertility phenomenon, the decline in some nations of birthrates.

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