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Pathol inflammation and swelling of a lymph node, often with the formation of pus, esp in the region of the armpit or groin



a genus of birds of the order Strigiformes. The body length varies from 36 to 75 cm. The facial disk is not well defined. The digits are feathered. There are hornlike tufts of feather on the sides of the head.

The genus comprises 12 species, which are found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The USSR has one species, the eagle owl (B. bubo), which is distributed from the polar circle to the southern borders. The plumage varies from very light to reddish brown and often has markings; the back is darker.

Bubo are either crepuscular or nocturnal. Some species are sedentary, and some, migratory. Bubo inhabit forests, steppes, deserts, and mountains. Nests are built on the ground beneath trees, in washed-out hollows of ravines, or in rock crevices. A clutch contains two or three, rarely four, eggs, which are incubated by the female for 35 days. The young fly well 100 days after hatching. Bubo feed on mammals—from mice to hares and young roe deer—birds, frogs, and large insects. Although bubo benefit man by destroying rodents, they sometimes prove harmful to the hunting industry.


An inflammatory enlargement of lymph nodes, usually of the groin or axilla; commonly associated with chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and plague.
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Inguinal bubo syndrome covers two separate pathologies: venereal lymphogranuloma and chancroid (4); the former results from infection by C.
was detected by Ziehl-Neelsen technique in captive Bubo virginianus and Tyto alba (Barn owl) from Brazil (Silva et al.
It is more difficult to explain the increase in larger-bodied species, but that may be a combination of a delayed effect of historical persecution (Bijleveld, 1974) and the loss of top intraguild predators (notably Bubo bubo) from this urbanizing area.
The film featured his iconic flying horse, Pegasus, as well as winged sandals and a robotic owl sidekick, Bubo.
Howard (1933) described this species based on material from Rancho La Brea previously thought to belong to Bubo virginianus.
Se estudiaron restos craneo-dentarios de micromamiferos recuperados de egagropilas de Bubo magellanicus (Strigifomes, Strigidae) y Tyto alba (Strigiformes, Tytonidae).
The afflicted were depicted with plague buboes on their necks, in their armpits or in their groins, but often they were shown more decorously with a bubo on the upper thigh, pointing to an armpit, with gray skin (alluding to subcutaneous hemorrhaging), or simply in a languishing state.
This is confirmed by his worried expression and the disease's bubo, which discreetly appears on his thigh, rather than in his groin, where the lymphatic system often formed such a "bubble.
The report advises clinicians to consider a diagnosis in patients who "have unexplained fever, suspected sepsis, or pneumonia with or without lymphadenopathy or a classic bubo, and live in or have traveled to a plague-endemic region" such as the western United States.
In the outbreak in the Netherlands, however, only one of the patients had a genital bubo.
Species of Confirmation Date Mass of Prey Sex of Predator of Predation (g) Prey Bubo virginianus 16 June 1996 134 Male (great horned owl) Lampropeltis getula 6 June 1996 108 Male (common kingsnake) Crotalus horridus 19 August 1996 140 Female (timber rattlesnake) Elaphe obsoleta 26 September 1996 169 Male (rat snake) Crotalus horridus 8 October 1996 118 Male (timber rattlesnake)