Bubo



an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, especially in the groin or armpit.
Historical Examples

Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
Manual of Military Training James A. Moss
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
The Flea Harold Russell
Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, September 1899 Various
1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described Edward S. Ellis

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

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