[ byoo-bon-ik, boo- ]


, Pathology.
  1. of or relating to a bubo.
  2. accompanied by or affected with buboes.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bubonic1

1870–75; < Late Latin būbōn- (stem of būbō ) bubo + -ic

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Example Sentences

Following that public health campaign, the last bubonic plague case was diagnosed in 1908.

From Time

She also says that unlike bubonic or septicemic, the pneumonic type is most infectious.

First, bubonic (rhymes with pneumonic but is altogether different) is a local infection sequestered in a lymph node.

The patient has been described by some reports as having “bubonic” plague and by others as having developed the “pneumonic” form.

The bubonic plague of the 1340s was often blamed on Jews by the Ahmadinejads of the era.

The terrible plague of the Black Death that swept over Europe from 1347 to 1350 was a malignant form of the bubonic plague.

The bubonic plague, the most fatal of all epidemic diseases, has already appeared in California and Mexico.

In visiting a case of bubonic plague the priest should be as cautious as if he were attending a smallpox patient.

Bubonic plague, which is primarily a disease of rats, is undoubtedly transmitted from the infected rats to man by the fleas.

A determined effort is now being made to exterminate the rat because of its connection with bubonic plague.





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