a small, usually inflammatory, elevation of the skin; pimple
Origin of papuleClassical Latin papula ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pap-, to swell from source Sanskrit pippalah, berry, pippali, peppercorn
nounpl. pap·ules also pap·u·lae
A small, solid, usually inflammatory elevation of the skin that does not contain pus.
Origin of papuleLatin papula.
- A small, inflammatory, irritated spot on skin; similar in appearance to a pimple, without containing pus.