bubo

bubo

[byoo-boh, boo-]
noun, plural buboes. Pathology.
an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially in the groin or armpit.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek boubṓn literally, groin

buboed, adjective
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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]
 
bubonic
 
adj

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bubo
late 14c., pl. buboes, from L.L. bubo (gen. bubonis) "swelling of lymph glands" (in the groin), from Gk. boubon "the groin, swelling in the groin" + -ic.
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bubo bu·bo (bōō'bō, byōō'-)
n. pl. bu·boes
Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, especially in the groin.

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bubo   (b'bō)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural buboes
A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.
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