bubonic "characterized by swelling in the groin," by 1795, from L. bubo (gen. bubonis) "swelling of lymph glands" (in the groin), from Gk. boubon "groin." Bubonic plague attested by 1827.

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  • Bubonic — Bu*bon ic (b[ u]*b[o^]n [i^]k), a. Of or pertaining to a bubo or buboes; characterized by buboes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bubonic — adjective see bubo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bubonic — /byooh bon ik, booh /, adj. Pathol. 1. of or pertaining to a bubo. 2. accompanied by or affected with buboes. [1870 75; < LL bubon (s. of bubo) BUBO + IC] * * * …   Universalium

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