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 (păp′yo͞ol) also pap·u·la (-yə-lə)
n. pl. pap·ules also pap·u·lae (-yə-lē′)
A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.

[Latin papula.]

pap′u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.


(ˈpæpjuːl) or


n, pl -ules or -ulae (-jʊˌliː)
(Pathology) pathol a small solid usually round elevation of the skin
[C19: from Latin papula pustule, pimple]
ˈpapular, ˈpapuˌlose, ˈpapulous adj
ˌpapuˈliferous adj


(ˈpæp yul)

a small, somewhat pointed, usu. inflammatory elevation of the skin.
[1855–60; < Latin papula pimple, pustule, akin to papilla nipple. See pap2, -ule]
pap′u•lar (-yə lər) adj.
pap′u•lose` (-yəˌloʊs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papule - a small inflamed elevation of skin that is nonsuppurative (as in chicken pox)
papulovesicle, vesicopapule - a papule that changes into a blister
hickey, pimple, zit - a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne


n. pápula, protuberancia en la piel compuesta de materia sólida.
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Second more rare form is the solitary form, presenting as an asymptomatic, solitary dome-shaped papule or nodule mimicking skin tag, hence also called pedunculated lipofibroma.
Polymerase chain reaction for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in both the left helix plaque and the thigh papule was negative.
According to Evija Papule, head of the Education and Science Ministry's Education Department, the number of schoolchildren this school year will be slightly higher than in 2016/2017 school year, which is mostly thanks to a higher number of preschool children.
We report the case of a 68-year-old male with a white papule on the left lower eyelid, fully excised.
An eight-year-old child presented to our clinic with multiple dome-shaped papules on the right lower and upper eyelid and one small papule on the left upper eyelid (Figure 1).
This was causing him social problems as it was embarrassing for him and his mother had been informed by the school that each papule must be covered.
henselae from a swab specimen and the skin biopsy specimens sampled from the skin papule of 3 patients with CSD.
Subsequent testing performed at CDC confirmed the presence of vaccinia virus DNA and rabies virus G protein DNA in papule material and serologic evidence of rabies virus neutralizing antibodies.
The histological finding of a papule associated with a recent bite by L.
8) Biopsy from warty papule shows characteristic suprabasal acantholysis and dyskeratosis seen in DD.