bulla

noun
bul·​la | \ ˈbu̇-lə How to pronounce bulla (audio) \
plural bullae\ ˈbu̇-​ˌlē How to pronounce bullae (audio) , -​ˌlī \

Definition of bulla

1 [Medieval Latin] : the round usually lead seal attached to a papal bull
2 [New Latin, from Latin] : a hollow thin-walled rounded bony prominence
3 : a large vesicle or blister

First Known Use of bulla

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bulla.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulla. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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bulla

noun
bul·​la | \ ˈbu̇l-ə How to pronounce bulla (audio) \
plural bullae\ ˈbu̇l-​ˌē How to pronounce bullae (audio) , -​ˌī How to pronounce bullae (audio) \

Medical Definition of bulla

1 : a hollow thin-walled rounded bony prominence
2 : a large vesicle or blister — compare bleb

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