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Meaning of BULLA

Pronunciation:  'bûlu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
  2. [n]  (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

BULLA is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bleb, blister
 See Also: blood blister, cyst, seal, stamp, vesicle, water blister



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bul"la\, n.; pl. {Bull[ae]}. [L. bulla bubble. See {Bull}
an edict.]
1. (Med.) A bleb; a vesicle, or an elevation of the cuticle,
   containing a transparent watery fluid.

2. (Anat.) The ovoid prominence below the opening of the ear
   in the skulls of many animals; as, the tympanic or
   auditory bulla.

3. A leaden seal for a document; esp. the round leaden seal
   attached to the papal bulls, which has on one side a
   representation of St. Peter and St. Paul, and on the other
   the name of the pope who uses it.

4. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine shells. See {Bubble shell}.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A fluid-filled skin lesion that is greater than 1.0 cm in diameter and usually elevated above the surrounding skin.