Definition of bubonic in English:



  • Causing or characterized by swollen inflamed lymph nodes in the armpit or groin.

    ‘three vials of inert bubonic bacteria from a laboratory’
    ‘patients suffering from the bubonic form of the plague should be placed in isolation’
    • ‘The main form, bubonic, often starts out with fever, chills, and enlarged lymph nodes.’
    • ‘Bubonic plague first arrived in the late spring or early summer of that year.’
    • ‘There are three varieties of plague: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic.’
    • ‘In dealing with plagues, diseases, and hunger, she is rightly skeptical about plague's being bubonic in the modern sense.’
    • ‘Principally of a bubonic nature, its incubation period is from three to seven days.’