Bulla meaning

bo͝olə
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(medicine) A large blister or vesicle.
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A round lead seal attached to an official document from the pope.
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(med.) A large blister or vesicle.
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A large blister or vesicle.
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(medicine) A blister, vesicle, or other thin-walled cavity or lesion.
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(archaeology) A clay envelope or hollow ball, typically with seal impressions or writing on its outside indicating its contents.
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(historical) In ancient Rome, a kind of amulet or boss.
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Later, handwritten document from the papal chancellery.
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A round seal affixed to a papal bull.
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Origin of bulla

  • Medieval Latin from Latin bubble, seal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin bulla ("bubble").

    From Wiktionary