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bubo[bu´bo] (pl. bu´boes)
Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, usually in the groin; the confluent mass of nodes usually suppurates and drains pus.
[G. boubōn, the groin, a swelling in the groin]
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.
buboInfectious disease A tender, swollen, 4-5 cm in diameter, purplish lymph node most commonly seen in the inguinal or the axilla; bubos are classically associated with lymphogranuloma venereum, but may be associated with 1º syphilis–when it accompanies a chancre, gonorrhea, plague–hence the name bubonic plague, TB, et al. See Pseudobubo.
Inflammatory swelling of one or more lymph nodes, usually (but not necessarily) in the groin.
buboA swelling in the groin, or in the armpit, from enlargement of one or more lymph nodes as a result of infection. Buboes occur in many infections including PLAGUE, CHANCROID, SYPHILIS, GONORRHOEA, LYMPHOGRANULOMA VENEREUM and TUBERCULOSIS.
An inflamed swelling inside a lymph node, characteristic of second-stage LGV.
Inflammatory swelling of lymph nodes, usually in the groin; confluent mass of nodes suppurates and drains pus.