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, groinRelated formsbu·boed, adjective
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Historical Examples of bubo
When the chancroid is healed and the bubo becomes a scar the disease is cured.
Phidias made them, and Bubo and Bombax dressed them in purple.
In such cases the fight, which is the illness, takes place chiefly in the bubo.
No plague bacilli were found either in the bubo of the first or second order.
After the bubo has been opened the wound may take on the characters of a soft sore.
British Dictionary definitions for bubo
noun plural -boes
Derived Formsbubonic (bjuːˈbɒnɪk), adjective
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 for bubo
C14: from Medieval Latin bubō swelling, from Greek boubōn groin, glandular swelling
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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."
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n. pl. bu•boes
Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, especially in the groin.
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A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.
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