papule

[ pap-yool ]
/ ˈpæp yul /
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noun Pathology.

a small, somewhat pointed elevation of the skin, usually inflammatory but nonsuppurative.

Nearby words

  1. papula,
  2. papular mucinosis,
  3. papular tuberculid,
  4. papular urticaria,
  5. papulation,
  6. papulo-,
  7. papuloerythematous,
  8. papulonecrotic tuberculid,
  9. papulopustular,
  10. papulose

Origin of papule

1855–60; < Latin papula pimple, pustule, akin to papilla nipple. See pap2, -ule

Related formspap·u·lar, adjectivepap·u·lose [pap-yuh-lohs] /ˈpæp yəˌloʊs/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for papular

papule

papula (ˈpæpjʊlə)

/ (ˈpæpjuːl) /

noun plural -ules or -ulae (-jʊˌliː)

pathol a small solid usually round elevation of the skin
Derived Formspapular, adjectivepapuliferous, adjective

Word Origin for papule

C19: from Latin papula pustule, pimple

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Word Origin and History for papular

papule

n.

1864, from Latin papula "pustule, pimple, swelling" (see pap (n.2)). Related: Papular.

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Medicine definitions for papular

papule

[ păpyōōl ]

n. pl. pap•ules

A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.
Related formspapu•lar (-yə-lər) adj.


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