noun, plural bu·boes. Pathology.
- buber, martin,
- bubonic plague,
Origin of bubo
Examples from the Web for buboes
The ulcers from buboes partake of the same character, the edges being hard and the ulcer disposed to burrow.
It was not characterized by buboes, and it is very probable that it was largely smallpox.
This explains Dekkers statement in 1603 that some had buboes repeatedly, and that one person had eighteen sores.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
With the buboes and carbuncles, small red purplish spots (petechi), frequently appear on the body.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
We must, it seems, fake it for granted that all these hundred and ten thousand men must have these buboes.Against Apion|Flavius Josephus
noun plural -boes
Word Origin 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."