[ 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 bubobuboed, adjective
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How to use bubo in a sentence
The description which then follows of the buboes and of the disease is an exact counterpart of the present plague.
A few cases were mild, but the majority grave and fatal; in several cases there was a relapse with new buboes.
Vincent says that he would meet many with sores and limping in the streets, (from the suppurating buboes in the groins).
This explains Dekkers statement in 1603 that some had buboes repeatedly, and that one person had eighteen sores.
Some of the survivors had passed through an attack of the plague, among them the rectors man, whose buboes suppurated.
British Dictionary definitions for 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 bubobubonic (bjuːˈbɒnɪk), adjective
Word Origin for bubo
C14: from Medieval Latin bubō swelling, from Greek boubōn groin, glandular swelling
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Scientific definitions for bubo
[ bōō′bō ]
A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.
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