bulla

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noun bul·la \ˈbu̇-lə\

Definition of bulla

plural

bullae

play \ˈbu̇-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
  1. 1 [Medieval Latin] :  the round usually lead seal attached to a papal bull

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Latin] :  a hollow thin-walled rounded bony prominence

  3. 3 :  a large vesicle or blister

First Known Use of bulla

14th century


Medical Dictionary

bulla

play
noun bul·la \ˈbu̇l-ə\

Medical Definition of bulla

plural

bullae

\ˈbu̇l-ˌē, -ˌī\play play
  1. 1:  a hollow thin-walled rounded bony prominence

  2. 2:  a large vesicle or blister—compare bleb


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