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bubo

[ byoo-boh, boo- ]
/ ˈbyu boʊ, ˈbu- /
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noun, plural bu·boes.Pathology.

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

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Origin of bubo

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

OTHER WORDS FROM bubo

buboed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bubo

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for bubo

bubo
[ bōōbō ]

n. pl. bu•boes

Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, especially in the groin.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for bubo

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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