an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially in the groin or armpit.
- buboed, adjective
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How to use bubo in a sentence
But such outbreaks of bubo-plague or of typhus fever have been local, sporadic, or non-diffusive.
Among the most remarkable habitats of modern bubo-plague are the villages on the basalt plateaus of the Arabian desert.
Let us turn next to the small spots of bubo-plague in the remote province of Yun-nan.
For more than three centuries bubo-plague was never long absent from one part of Britain or another.
That looks like an epidemic of true bubo-plague,—probably the pestis quarta correctly so-called.
British Dictionary definitions for bubo
pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin
- bubonic (bjuːˈbɒnɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for bubo
A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.
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