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Bubo: 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.

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