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bubo[bu´bo] (pl. bu´boes)
a tender, enlarged, and inflamed lymph node, particularly in the axilla or groin, resulting from absorption of infective material and occurring in various diseases, such as lymphogranuloma venereum, plague, syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, and tuberculosis.
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bubo(boo'bo) plural.buboes [Gr. boubon, groin, swollen gland]
An inflamed, swollen, or enlarged lymph node often exhibiting suppuration, occurring commonly after infective disease due to absorption of infective material. The nodes most commonly affected are those of the groin and axilla.
A bubo in the armpit.
A bubo in which suppuration does not occur.
A bubo in the region of the groin.Synonym: buboadenitis
A bubo resulting from a venereal disease.See: lymphogranuloma venereum
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Smooth, oval, reddened, and very painful swellings in the armpits, groin, or neck that occur as a result of infection with the plague.
Mentioned in: Plague
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