a seal attached to an official document, as a papal bull.
an ancient Roman pendant, consisting of a rounded box containing an amulet.
Pathology. a large vesicle.
Zoology. a blisterlike or bubblelike prominence of a bone, as that of the tympanic bone in the skull of certain mammals.
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How to use bulla in a sentence
The store sold everyday goods and featured a large brick oven that was used to make its famous bulla cakes, flavorful flat pastries made with flour, ginger and molasses.
“I promised myself to change this cycle of life,” said Victor bulla.In South Sudan, Girls Are Given Away to Settle Family Feuds | Tom Rhodes | April 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its decoration consisted in part of a Swastika similar in form and style to the Etruscan gold “bulla,” fig. 188 in this paper.The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
In the latter there is a considerable bulging below the aperture of the ear called the bulla tympani, or bulb of the drum.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
The great cavity is the bulla tympani or bulb of the ear; a m is the auditory meatus or external hole of the ear.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon | Robert A. Sterndale
As a director of the Southwest Museum, bulla performs another of his services to the community.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 | Harris Newmark
The external auditory aperture (fig. 75, 7) is a large opening with rough edges at the outer side of the tympanic bulla.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for bulla
a leaden seal affixed to a papal bull, having a representation of Saints Peter and Paul on one side and the name of the reigning pope on the other
an ancient Roman rounded metal or leather box containing an amulet, worn around the neck
pathol another word for blister (def. 1)
anatomy a rounded bony projection
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