buboes buboes

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a lymph node that is inflamed and swollen because of plague or gonorrhea or tuberculosis
  2. (n) a genus of Strigidae

Usage(s):

  1. The disease produces high fever, delirium, and painfully swollen lymph glands form dark discolorations called buboes; death follows massive internal bleeding.
  2. But on the strength of the fleabite and the buboes, he made a quick diagnosis: bubonic plague.
  3. When he finally had his way, Death, ironic in ghastly buboes, crept in arid throttled Leora.
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