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Definition of "bulla" [bul•la]

  • A round seal affixed to a papal bull. (noun)
  • Pathology A large blister or vesicle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bulla" in a sentence
  • "A long, simple, sleeved tunic bordered with a purple stripe was the standard uniform for both freeborn boys and girls in Rome, and a protective neck chain called a bulla in the case of boys and a moon-shaped lunula for girls the moon being the symbol of Diana, the Roman goddess of chastity their only adornment."
  • "* Just in front of the bulla is a foramen lacerum medium (f.l. M.), through which no nerve passes."
  • "The bulla was a small object, enclosed in historical times in a capsule, and suspended round the child's neck."