an inflamed swelling of a lymph node, esp. in the armpit or groin
Origin of buboMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin ; from Classical Greek boub?n, groin, swollen gland
An inflamed, tender swelling of a lymph node, especially in the area of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of certain infectious diseases, such as bubonic plague, tuberculosis, and syphilis.
Origin of buboMiddle English, from Late Latin b&umacron;b&omacron;, b&umacron;b&omacron;n-, from Greek boub&omacron;n, groin, swelling.
From Medieval Latin būbō, from Ancient Greek βουβών (boubōn, “groin, swelling”).
From Latin būbō (“owl”).