- a small, somewhat pointed elevation of the skin, usually inflammatory but nonsuppurative.
Origin of papule
Examples from the Web for papular
Historical Examples of papular
In the sluggish, dry, erythematous, scaly and papular types.
It is developed, as a rule, from the erythematous or papular type.
The macular, papular, and bullous eruptions are most common.
Eruption copious and papular on face; smooth and flat, with dark centres, on trunk and arms.
The more closely the eruption approaches the papular, the more mild and manageable will be the disease.
- pathol a small solid usually round elevation of the skin
Word Origin for papule
1864, from Latin papula "pustule, pimple, swelling" (see pap (n.2)). Related: Papular.
- A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.