[ byoo-boh, boo- ]
/ ˈbyu boʊ, ˈbu- /
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 bubobuboed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bubo
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 bubobubonic (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
n. pl. bu•boes
Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, especially in the groin.
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Scientific definitions for bubo
A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.
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