• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Papula (Med) A pimple; a small, usually conical, elevation of the cuticle, produced by congestion, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue; a papule.
    • Papula (Zoöl) One of the numerous small hollow processes of the integument between the plates of starfishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n papula In medicine, a small inflammatory elevation of the skin not containing liquid visible to the naked eye; a pimple.
    • n papula In anatomy and zoology, same as papilla.
    • n papula plural In Stelleroidea, same as dermal branchiæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Papula a small inflammatory pustule, a pimple:—pl. Pap′ūlæ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. papula, a pimple.