from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small, inflammatory, irritated spot on skin; similar in appearance to a pimple, without containing pus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as papula.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A papula or pimple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)


Latin papula.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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