a swelling with development of a lymphatic gland esp in crotch as in syphilis
- a lymph node that's inflamed and swollen due to plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
- a genus of Strigidae
- An inflammation, with enlargement, of a lymphatic gland, esp. within the crotch, as in syphilis.
An enlarged lymph node which tender and painful. Buboes specially occur in the groin and armpit (the axillae). These distended glands have emerged in many different infectious conditions, including gonorrhea, syphilis, tuberculosis, as well as the eponymous bubonic plague.
late 14c., plural buboes, from later Latin bubo (genitive bubonis) "swelling of lymph glands" (in the crotch), from Greek boubon "the groin, inflammation when you look at the groin."
(n.) An inflammation, with development, of a lymphatic gland, esp. into the crotch, like in syphilis.
The Ecuadorean owl is the Bubo nigrescens.