[ byoo-bon-ik, boo- ]
/ byuˈbɒn ɪk, bu- /

adjective Pathology.

of or relating to a bubo.
accompanied by or affected with buboes.

Nearby words

  1. bubby,
  2. buber,
  3. buber, martin,
  4. bubo,
  5. bubonalgia,
  6. bubonic plague,
  7. bubonocele,
  8. bubu,
  9. bucaramanga,
  10. bucardia

Origin of bubonic

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

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Word Origin and History for bubonic



"characterized by swelling in the groin," by 1795, from Latin bubo (genitive bubonis) "swelling of lymph glands" (in the groin), from Greek boubon "the groin; swelling in the groin" + -ic. Bubonic plague attested by 1827.

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Medicine definitions for bubonic


[ bōō-bŏnĭk ]


Of or relating to a bubo.

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