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bu·bo

 (bo͞o′bō, byo͞o′-)
n. pl. bu·boes
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.

[Middle English, from Late Latin būbō, būbōn-, from Greek boubōn, groin, swelling.]
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bubo

(ˈbjuːbəʊ)
n, pl -boes
(Pathology) pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin
[C14: from Medieval Latin bubō swelling, from Greek boubōn groin, glandular swelling]
bubonic adj
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bu•bo

(ˈbyu boʊ, ˈbu-)

n., pl. -boes.
an inflammatory swelling of a lymphatic gland, esp. in the groin or armpit.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek boubṓn literally, groin]
bu′boed, adj.
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bu·bo

(bo͞o′bō)
A swelling of a lymph node, especially of the armpit or groin. Buboes are characteristic of bubonic plague.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bubo - a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
lymph gland, lymph node, node - the source of lymph and lymphocytes
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.Bubo - a genus of Strigidae
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Strigidae, Strigidae - a family of nocturnal birds of the order Strigiformes
horned owl - large owls having prominent ear tufts
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Translations

bu·bo

n. bubón, infl. linfática de la ingle.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bubo

n (pl buboes) bubón m
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Y pestis travels from the site of the flea bite to regional lymph nodes, where it reproduces, and the resultant inflammatory reaction creates buboes. The bacteria then circulate in the blood to other organs, although Y pestis bacteria are primarily removed by the liver and spleen.
Symptoms took hold in days and included fever, vomiting and swellings called buboes, which oozed pus and blood.
Specimens of aspirated buboes, sputum, and blood (in case of hyperthermia) of patients, as well as specimens of spleen, liver, lung, ganglia, and intracardiac blood from human corps were sent to the Bacteriology Laboratory of the "Instituto de Saiide Publica de Angola" for bacterial culture.
However, several case reports have described doxycycline failing to cure LGV in MSM despite 21 days of therapy, including cases of LGV buboes and rectal LGV (18-21).
None had lymph node enlargement consistent with buboes, and none met the case definition.
The bear was mad with (this is completely authentic) bubonic buboes, but
An advisory note by the health department said: "Transmission of plague through flea bites causes bubonic plague, with symptoms including enlargement of lymph glands (buboes) near the flea bite and rapid onset of fever and chills.
But in Aston twice that number - 80 pet cent - are believed to have died from the disease whose victims fatally succumbed to puss oozing swellings (buboes) in the groin, neck and armpits and blackening skin.
The swellings-called buboes (BYOO-bohs)-- grew hard, oozed blood and pus, and eventually burst.