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1. bulla

noun. ['ˈbʊlə'] the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull.

Synonyms

  • seal

Antonyms

  • open
  • unseal

Etymology

  • bulla (Latin)

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Rhymes with Bulla

  • scarpulla

2. bulla

noun. ['ˈbʊlə'] (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid.

Synonyms

  • water blister
  • pustule
  • vesicle
  • cyst
  • bleb
  • blister

Etymology

  • bulla (Latin)

Sentences with bulla


1. Noun, singular or mass
In the Middle Ages, authoritative papal letters were often called "bulls", from the Latin "bulla," or seal, because of the ornate lead seal used to show the importance of the letter.

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