papula

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin papula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

papula (plural papulae)

  1. (medicine) A pimple; a small, usually conical, elevation of the cuticle, produced by congestion, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue; a papule.
    • 1847, "Positive Nosology. By V. Lanza. Vols. Ill and IV", in British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review
      Dr. Lanza stating that in Naples it is observed as an acute febrile disease, of which the papulae, pustules, and ulceration of the mouth are the sole pathognomonic signs, or anatomical character.
  2. (zoology) One of the numerous small hollow processes of the integument between the plates of starfishes.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin papula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.pu.la/
  • Rhymes: -apula
  • Hyphenation: pà‧pu‧la

Noun[edit]

papula f (plural papule)

  1. (pathology) papule

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pap- (pock mark, nipple).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

papula f (genitive papulae); first declension

  1. (medicine) pustule, pimple
  2. mote

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative papula papulae
Genitive papulae papulārum
Dative papulae papulīs
Accusative papulam papulās
Ablative papulā papulīs
Vocative papula papulae

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Descendants[edit]

  • French: papule
  • Sicilian: pàpula

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