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[pap-yool] /ˈpæp yul/

noun, Pathology.
a small, somewhat pointed elevation of the skin, usually inflammatory but nonsuppurative.
noun (pl) -ules, -ulae (-jʊˌliː)
(pathol) a small solid usually round elevation of the skin

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

papule pap·ule (pāp’yōōl)
n. pl. pap·ules or pap·u·lae (-yə-lē’)
A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.
pap’u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.


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