- a small, somewhat pointed elevation of the skin, usually inflammatory but nonsuppurative.
noun plural -ules or -ulae (-jʊˌliː)
- 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
- A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.