Bubo meaning

bo͝obō, byo͝o-
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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.
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An inflamed swelling of a lymph node, esp. in the armpit or groin.
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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.
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A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plague.
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(pathology) An inflamed swelling of a lymph node, especially in the armpit or the groin, due to an infection such as bubonic plague, gonorrhea, tuberculosis or syphilis.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Strigidae — horned owls, eagle owls and fish owls.
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Origin of bubo

  • Middle English from Late Latin būbō būbōn- from Greek boubōn groin, swelling

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin būbō, from Ancient Greek βουβών (boubōn, “groin, swelling”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin būbō (“owl”).

    From Wiktionary