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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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  • Simple pneumonia could be as lethal as the bubonic plague.
  • Prevailing theory suggests that this mutation was perpetuated by the selective pressure of another disease, the bubonic plague.
  • It takes three forms: pneumonic, bubonic, and septicemic.
  • Also lurking in the background is another of the human race's great enemies: bubonic plague.
  • He was arrested nine times, deported once, and suffered bubonic plague and a stress fracture.
  • Avoid eating marmots, as they can carry the bubonic plague.
  • Enter the bubonic plague, represented by lolling corpses and scurrying rats.
  • In diagnosing bubonic plague, the presenting clinical symptoms along with a palpable liver and spleen should raise suspicion.
  • In cases where people have contracted the disease, it is usually referred to as bubonic plague.
  • bubonic plague can be effectively treated with certain widely-available antibiotics, usually streptomycin or gentamicin.
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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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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