Origin of bubonic
Examples from the Web for bubonic
First, bubonic (rhymes with pneumonic but is altogether different) is a local infection sequestered in a lymph node.Bubonic Plague Is Back (but It Never Really Left)
November 27, 2014
The patient has been described by some reports as having “bubonic” plague and by others as having developed the “pneumonic” form.It’s Not Time to Worry About China’s Plague Just Yet
July 23, 2014
The bubonic plague of the 1340s was often blamed on Jews by the Ahmadinejads of the era.David's Bookclub: The Jews in Poland and Russia
September 26, 2012
I think he is taking home the bacilli of the bubonic plague as a present to our country.Quaint Courtships
But though on that evening a basso did bleat, it may be that he was not bubonic.The Paliser case
Shanghai, as I write this, is just recovering from a bubonic plague scare.Where Half The World Is Waking Up
A hundred years before my time there was the bubonic plague.The Scarlet Plague
At this place a report of bubonic plague, in Brazil, reached us.The Conquest
Word Origin and History for bubonic
"characterized by swelling in the groin," by 1795, from Latin bubo (genitive bubonis) "swelling of lymph glands" (in the groin), from Greek boubon "the groin; swelling in the groin" + -ic. Bubonic plague attested by 1827.
- Of or relating to a bubo.