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

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

papular, adjective
papulose [pap-yuh-lohs] , adjective Unabridged
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papule or papula (ˈpæpjuːl, ˈpæpjʊlə)
n , pl -ules, -ulae
pathol a small solid usually round elevation of the skin
[C19: from Latin papula pustule, pimple]
papula or papula (ˈpæpjuːl, ˈpæpjʊlə, -jʊˌliː)
[C19: from Latin papula pustule, pimple]
'papular or papula
papu'liferous or papula

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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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