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[byoo-bon-ik, boo-] /byuˈbɒn ɪk, bu-/
adjective, Pathology
of or relating to a bubo.
accompanied by or affected with buboes.
Origin of bubonic
1870-75; < Late Latin būbōn- (stem of būbō) bubo + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At autopsy at San Lazaro morgue, the same day, bubonic plague was found to be present and the cause of her death.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
  • But though on that evening a basso did bleat, it may be that he was not bubonic.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • bubonic plague, one of the most dreaded of all infectious diseases, is carried to man by fleas from rats.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Shanghai, as I write this, is just recovering from a bubonic plague scare.

  • Well, it's equally certain that there is bubonic plague here.

    The Unspeakable Perk Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • At this place a report of bubonic plague, in Brazil, reached us.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
  • He had no wish for the concert, no wish to hear Berlinese trulls and bubonic bassi bleat.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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bubonic in Medicine

bubonic bu·bon·ic (bōō-bŏn'ĭk, byōō-)
Of or relating to a bubo.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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