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(byuˈbɒn ɪk, bu-)

1. of or pertaining to a bubo.
2. accompanied by or affected with buboes.
[1870–75; < Late Latin būbōn-]
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Adj.1.bubonic - of or evidencing buboes; "bubonic plague"


adj bubónico
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Then, steering a zigzag course, she fled from us as though we had been the bubonic plague.
The man who was immune to yellow fever was carried away by cholera; and if he were immune to that, too, the Black Death, which was the bubonic plague, swept him away.
Bubonic plague and small-pox were raging, while dysentery and pneumonia were reducing the population, and the railroad was raging worst of all.
This is a nicely written example of old-style medical history co-joined with an attempt to correlate a particular type of disease happenings--epidemics and near-epidemics of bubonic plague--to new-style social and cultural history.
Heaven help us if his love of wildlife extends to rats and we have another outbreak of bubonic plague.
Mandavia learned a crucial piece of information: There's a critical difference between the bubonic plague and the highly contagious disease it can convert to, called the pneumonic plague.
It is held every 10 years as the result of a pledge to God by the residents if they were spared from the bubonic plague.
Mr Rosen looks at the collapse of imperial authority in these areas, at the role and importance of Justinian (527-565), at the nature of bubonic plague and, finally, at the pandemic which spread to what is now Persia, France, Britain and Italy.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- A squirrel trapped at an Angeles National Forest picnic area has tested positive for bubonic plague, prompting county health officials to take precautions against the deadly disease.
Bush authorized the sale to Iraq of numerous items that had both military and civilian applications, including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses, such as anthrax and bubonic plague.
Bubonic plague is transmitted through the bite of an infected flea (or exposure to infected material through a break in the skin).
The six epidemics are tuberculosis, still a threat today; bubonic plague in Chinatown, San Francisco, at the turn of the last century; trachoma, the eye disease that immigrants at Ellis Island feared because it kept them from entering the country; typhus and the riots and fear it engendered at the US/Mexico border in 1917; AIDS and Haitian immigrants in the 1990s; and the fear of a cholera outbreak in Detroit in 1997, connected with the arrival of African immigrants.