Definition of bubo
: an inflammatory swelling of a lymph gland especially in the groin
bubonicplay \byü-ˈbä-nik, bü-\ adjective
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It is marked by the sudden appearance of bulbously swollen and painful lymph nodes (called buboes) in the groin or armpits.
While M. vespa resembles a wasp, M. bubo invokes the Latin genus for horned owls, and M. albus is covered in white fuzz.
In addition to M. vespa, the duo identified M. albus, M. bubo, M. lobatus, M. tessellatus, and M. vultus.
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Origin and Etymology of bubo
Medieval Latin bubon-, bubo, from Greek boubōn
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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