What does bubonic mean?

bubonic meaning in General Dictionary

Of or with respect to a bubo or buboes described as buboes

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  • of or evidencing buboes
  • Of or pertaining to a bubo or buboes; characterized by buboes.

bubonic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"described as swelling when you look at the crotch," by 1795, from Latin bubo (genitive bubonis) "inflammation of lymph glands" (inside groin), from Greek boubon "the groin; swelling when you look at the crotch" + -ic. Bubonic plague attested by 1827.


bubonic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or related to a bubo or buboes; described as buboes.


Sentence Examples with the word bubonic

In both places the symptoms were the same, of undoubted bubonic plague.

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