Memidex: Free online dictionary/thesaurus and more....
| Free Tools | Preferences | About | Contact | Index

bulla

noun

  1. (vesicle)  an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
    Synonyms: bleb, blister. Topics: general anatomy. Type of: vesicle
  2. (seal)  the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull
    Type of: seal

Etymology summary

Latin, literally "bubble" | sense-specific | sense-specific: Middle English
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural] | blister [sense-specific]

a leaden seal affixed to a papal bull, having a representation of Saints Peter and Paul on one side and the name of the reigning pope on the other | ... (29 of 336 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bulla

Wikipedia:

Bulla [disambiguation]

Latin for bubble, and may refer to: Anton Bulla, a Slovak footballer and coach | Clyde Robert Bulla (1914-2007), an American author of books for children | Johnny Bulla, an American golfer | Karl Bulla, a Russian photographer | Max Bulla, an Australian... (39 of 322 words, 25 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bulla

Britannica Encyclopedia:

bulla [jewelry] | Bullae [plural]

characteristic Etruscan ornamental pendant. Typically round or oval, bullae resemble a lion or satyr head. Bullae are hollow, often with filigree or ... (22 of 79 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/84384​/bulla

Oxford Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

Syllabification: (bul┬Ěla) | [medicine] : a bubblelike cavity filled with air or fluid, in particular. | a large blister containing serous fluid. | an ... (21 of 78 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bulla

bulla [medicine] | bullae [plural]

a large blister containing serous fluid. | an abnormal air-filled cavity in the lung. | [anatomy] : a rounded prominence. | a round seal attached to a ... (24 of 56 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bulla

Random House Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

a seal attached to an official document, as a papal bull. | an ancient Roman pendant, consisting of a rounded box containing an amulet. | [pathology] ... (24 of 61 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bulla

Wiktionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

[medicine] A blister, vesicle, or other thin-walled cavity or lesion. | [archaeology] A clay envelope or hollow ball, typically with seal impressions or writing on its outside indicating its contents. | [historical] In ancient Rome, a kind of amulet or... (38 of 47 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bulla

Merriam-Webster:

bulla | bullae [plural]

the round usually lead seal attached to a papal bull | a hollow thin-walled rounded bony prominence | a large vesicle or blister (21 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bulla

New World Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural] | bullous [adjective, related]

a round lead seal attached to an official document from the pope | [medicine] a large blister or vesicle (18 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bulla

American Heritage Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

A round seal affixed to a papal bull. | [pathology] A large blister or vesicle. (14 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bulla

Encarta Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

Same as blistern (sense 1) | a rounded bony protruding part of the body | the pope's official seal (17 of 48 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861593301​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

First use: early 19th century | mid 19th century

Origin: Latin, literally "bubble" | sense-specific | sense-specific: Middle English

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bulla

bulla [medicine] | bullae [plural]

Origin: Latin, literally "bubble"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bulla

New World Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

Origin: Modern Latin from Latin: see "bull" | Medieval Latin from Latin: see "bull"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bulla

Online Etymology:

bulla

First use: 1876

Origin: Latin bulla (plural bullae), literally "bubble" (see "bull" (2)).

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=bulla

Merriam-Webster:

bulla | bullae [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Medieval Latin | New Latin, from Latin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/bulla

Collins Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Latin: round object, bubble

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bulla

American Heritage Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

Origin: Medieval Latin, from Latin, bubble, seal.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bulla

Wiktionary:

bulla

Origin: Latin bulla ("bubble").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bulla

Encarta Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin, "bubble, seal, sealed document"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861593301​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

bulla | bullae [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "bulla"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bulla"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bulla

the Free Dictionary:

bulla

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "bulla"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "bulla"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "bulla" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/bulla

Google Dictionary:

bulla | bullas [plural] | bullae [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "bulla"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=bulla

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

bulla

Audio: North American pronunciation of "bulla"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bulla​001 word=bulla

YourDictionary Audio:

bulla

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "bulla" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bulla

Page last updated: 2013-06-26

Copyright © 2008-2013 Memidex