Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In medicine, a small inflammatory elevation of the skin not containing liquid visible to the naked eye; a pimple.
  • noun In anatomy and zoology, same as papilla.
  • noun plural In Stelleroidea, same as dermal branchiæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A pimple; a small, usually conical, elevation of the cuticle, produced by congestion, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue; a papule.
  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the numerous small hollow processes of the integument between the plates of starfishes.

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  • noun medicine A pimple; a small, usually conical, elevation of the cuticle, produced by congestion, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue; a papule.
  • noun zoology One of the numerous small hollow processes of the integument between the plates of starfishes.

Etymologies

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Latin papula ("mole").

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