bul·​lous | \ ˈbu̇-ləs How to pronounce bullous (audio) \

Definition of bullous

: resembling or characterized by bullae : vesicular bullous lesions

Examples of bullous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If bullous lung disease is left untreated, the balloons of air in the lung can burst, leading to this dangerous condition. Alice Oglethorpe, Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2020 Physical restraint, recent methamphetamine use, asthma, bullous emphysema (an air pocket in the lung) and atherosclerotic heart disease were listed as contributing factors to his death. Alta Spells, Jessica King And Jason Hanna, CNN, 12 June 2020 Non-bullous impetigo can cause symptoms like itchy sores that burst and leave behind red, raw skin, along with a yellow crust, the AAD says. Korin Miller, SELF, 23 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of bullous

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bullous was in 1833

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“Bullous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullous. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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bul·​lous | \ ˈbu̇l-əs How to pronounce bullous (audio) \

Medical Definition of bullous

: resembling or characterized by bullae : vesicular bullous lesions


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