Definition of papule in English:

papule

(also papula)

noun

Medicine
  • A small pimple or swelling on the skin, often forming part of a rash.

    • ‘Later, patients develop lid edema, painful conjunctivitis with scleral injection, chemosis and small yellowish conjunctival ulcers or papules.’
    • ‘Further detailed physical examination revealed a flesh-colored papule in the nail bed of the third toe of the left foot, consistent with an ungual fibroma.’
    • ‘Tinea capitis often presents with multiple hairs broken off at the scalp level (or a few millimeters above) and scale, papules, or pustules.’
    • ‘In patients with the malar rash of systemic lupus erythematosus, papules may be present, but pustules are rare.’
    • ‘According to the committee, the primary features of rosacea are flushing, nontransient erythema, papules and pustules, and telangiectases, all in the central part of the face.’
    pimple, pustule, blemish, blackhead, boil, swelling, eruption, wen, sty
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Origin

Early 18th century: from Latin papula.

Pronunciation

papule

/ˈpapjuːl/