[byoo-bon-ik, boo-]
adjective Pathology.
of or pertaining to a bubo.
accompanied by or affected with buboes.

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

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bubo (ˈbjuːbəʊ)
n , pl -boes
pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin
[C14: from Medieval Latin bubō swelling, from Greek boubōn groin, glandular swelling]

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Word Origin & History

"characterized by swelling in the groin," 1871, from L. bubo (gen. bubonis) "swelling of lymph glands" (in the groin), from Gk. boubon "groin."
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bubonic bu·bon·ic (bōō-bŏn'ĭk, byōō-)
Of or relating to a bubo.

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