Bulla



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.
Historical Examples

A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata H. G. Wells
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

noun (pl) -lae (-liː)
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 (sense 1)
(anatomy) a rounded bony projection
n.

bul’lous adj.

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