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Other Bulla Definition

[n] the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
[n] (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid


bleb, blister

Misc. Definitions

\Bul"la\, n.; pl. {Bull[ae]}. [L. bulla bubble. See {Bull} an edict.]
1. (Med.) A bleb; a vesicle, or an elevation of the cuticle, containing a transparent watery fluid.
2. (Anat.) The ovoid prominence below the opening of the ear in the skulls of many animals; as, the tympanic or auditory bulla.
3. A leaden seal for a document; esp. the round leaden seal attached to the papal bulls, which has on one side a representation of St. Peter and St. Paul, and on the other the name of the pope who uses it.
4. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine shells. See {Bubble shell}.

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