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papule

noun

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a small, inflamed swelling of the skin
  • the reddish, itchy papules that are characteristic of the rash

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The first known use of papule was in 1821

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“Papule.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/papule. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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