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Dictionary Definition

bulla

Noun

1 (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid [syn: blister, bleb]
2 the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull [also: bullae (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From bulla, bubble.

Noun

  1. A blister, vesicle, or other thin-walled cavity or lesion.
  2. In the context of "Archaeology": A clay envelope or hollow ball, typ. with seal impressions or writing on its outside indicating its contents.
  3. In ancient Rome, a kind of amulet or boss.
  4. Later, handwrited document from the papal chancellery.

See also

Numeral

bulla

Polish

Numeral

bulla
  1. bull (papal bull)

Spanish

Extensive Definition

Bulla may refer to:

See also

bulla in German: Blister
bulla in Spanish: Blister
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