- an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially in the groin or armpit.
Origin of bubo
Examples from the Web for bubo
When the chancroid is healed and the bubo becomes a scar the disease is cured.Manual of Military Training
James A. Moss
Phidias made them, and Bubo and Bombax dressed them in purple.Devereux, Complete
In such cases the fight, which is the illness, takes place chiefly in the bubo.The Flea
No plague bacilli were found either in the bubo of the first or second order.Plague
Thomas Wright Jackson
After the bubo has been opened the wound may take on the characters of a soft sore.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin
Word Origin and History for bubo
late 14c., plural buboes, from Late Latin bubo (genitive bubonis) "swelling of lymph glands" (in the groin), from Greek boubon "the groin, swelling in the groin."
- Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, especially in the groin.
- A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.