bubo-, bubon- +

(Greek > Latin: groin, swollen gland)

Good or used against bubonic plague; such as, antibubonic serum, obtained from immunized horses.

Antibubonic vaccine, a sterilized bouillon culture of the plague bacillus; antibubonic measures.

axillary bubo (s) (noun), axillary buboes (pl)
An inflamed swelling of lymph nodes in the areas of the armpits, neck, and other bodily parts: Dr. Roberts told Tony's cousin that his axillary bubo, or painfully enlarged lymph nodes, was probably a result of bubonic plague that is usually transmitted by the bite of fleas, probably from an infected rat, during his travels in Africa.
bubo (s), buboes (pl)
An enlarged lymph node ("swollen gland") that is tender and painful, particularly in the groin and armpit (the axilla).

A feature of a number of infectious diseases including gonorrhea, syphilis, tuberculosis, and the plague; hence, the bubonic plague. The odd word bubo comes from the Greek boubon; meaning, "groin" or "swollen groin".

Inflammation of an inguinal gland.
Characterized by or referring to buboes.
bubonic plague (s) (noun), bubonic plagues (pl)
A highly contagious illness typically accompanied by fever, chills, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes, transmitted by the bite of rodents and fleas: The doctor warned the community to be cautious around rats as there were several cases of bubonic plague reported in the countryside.

Bubonic plague usually starts one to five days after infection with a fever, shivering, and a severe headache.

Sometimes, septicemia (blood poisoning) is an early complication and it may cause death before other signs of the disease appear.

The plague may have three clinical forms: bubonic, pneumonic (pneumonia), or septicemic (blood poisoning). The misleading use of the word bubonic (which means that it is characterized by buboes, or inflammatory swellings of lymph nodes) has developed into the mistaken idea that the real plague is necessarily bubonic and that non-bubonic types are a different disease altogether.

The mild forms of plague infections are bubonic while the other forms are severe and almost always fatal, unless properly treated; and the bubonic plague consists of about three-fourths of the total kinds of plague cases.

—Compiled from information located in
The Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 17; Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.;
William Benton Publisher; Chicago; 1968; page 1146.
Pain in the groin.
1. An incomplete hernia of the groin accompanied by swelling.
2. An inguinal hernia; especially, one in which the protrusion of the intestine is limited to the region of the groin.
3. A femoral or inguinal hernia; especially, an incomplete variety in which the hernial pouch descends only as far as the groin, forming a swelling there like a bubo.
A fissure or crack in the groin.
A nodule or abscess along a lymphatic vessel; especially, one on the dorsum of the penis.
inguinal bubo
A bubo in the region of the groin.
pestis bubonica
The most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; synonym: "bubonic plague".
primary care (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
Medical support from a doctor who diagnoses a patient's condition first and then provides basic treatment or makes a decision that the patient should see a medical specialist: Mary's doctor provides primary care for many people who cannot normally pay for such treatment.
venereal bubo
An enlarged gland in the groin associated with any venereal disease, especially chancroid.

Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria haemophilus ducreyi. It causes multiple painful ulcers on the penis and the vulva often associated with tender and enlarged inguinal (groin) lymph nodes.