noun Pathology.

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

noun plural -ules or -ulae (-jʊˌliː)

  1. pathol a small solid usually round elevation of the skin

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

  1. A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.

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