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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
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
bubonic (bjuːˈbɒnɪk), adjective
C14: from Medieval Latin bubō swelling, from Greek boubōn groin, glandular swelling
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Medical definitions for bubo

bubo
[ bōōbō ]

n. pl. bu•boes

Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, especially in the groin.
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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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