noun, plural bu·boes. Pathology.
Origin of bubo
Examples from the Web for bubo
The so-called Egyptian eagle owl (Bubo ascalaphus) is rather rare, but the barn owl is common.
When the chancroid is healed and the bubo becomes a scar the disease is cured.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
No plague bacilli were found either in the bubo of the first or second order.Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson
Phidias made them, and Bubo and Bombax dressed them in purple.Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
In such cases the fight, which is the illness, takes place chiefly in the bubo.The Flea|Harold Russell
British Dictionary definitions for bubo
noun plural -boes
Word Origin for bubo
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."