Latin papula (“mole”).
papula (plural papulae)
- (medicine) A pimple; a small, usually conical, elevation of the cuticle, produced by congestion, accumulated secretion, or hypertrophy of tissue; a papule.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Quain to this entry?)
- (zoology) One of the numerous small hollow processes of the integument between the plates of starfishes.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.