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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Definitions for bleb

  1. A bubble.
  2. Medicine/Medical. A blister or vesicle.

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Citations for bleb
One day, as he was bathing her, a bleb of shampoo had streamed into her eye, and she had kept a hand pressed to it for the rest of the day, quailing away from him whenever he walked past. Kevin Brockmeier, Things That Fall From the Sky
His gaze skims over the computer out the side-yard window, to rest on a fat avocado, a bleb of green light hanging from a branch. Diana Abu-Jaber, Birds of Paradise
Origin of bleb
Bleb was first used in the early 1600s. It is considered imitative of a blister itself. It is also related to the Middle English word blob.