[ byoo-boh, boo- ]
/ ˈbyu boʊ, ˈbu- /

noun, plural bu·boes. Pathology.

an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially in the groin or armpit.

Origin of bubo

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek boubṓn literally, groin


bu·boed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bubo

/ (ˈbjuːbəʊ) /

noun plural -boes

pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin

Derived forms of bubo

bubonic (bjuːˈbɒnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for bubo

C14: from Medieval Latin bubō swelling, from Greek boubōn groin, glandular swelling
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Medical definitions for bubo

[ bōōbō ]

n. pl. bu•boes

Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, especially in the groin.
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Scientific definitions for bubo

[ bōōbō ]

Plural buboes

A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.
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