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papule

noun pap·ule \ˈpa-(ˌ)pyül\

Definition of PAPULE

:  a small solid usually conical elevation of the skin

Examples of PAPULE

  1. <the reddish, itchy papules that are characteristic of the rash>

Origin of PAPULE

Latin papula
First Known Use: 1864

papule

noun pap·ule \ˈpap-(ˌ)yül\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PAPULE

:  a small solid usually conical elevation of the skin caused by inflammation, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue elements

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