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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid;
[syn: blister, bulla, bleb]

2. the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bulla \Bul"la\, n.; pl. Bull[ae]. [L. bulla bubble. See Bull an edict.] 1. (Med.) A bleb; a vesicle, or an elevation of the cuticle, containing a transparent watery fluid. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The ovoid prominence below the opening of the ear in the skulls of many animals; as, the tympanic or auditory bulla. [1913 Webster] 3. A leaden seal for a document; esp. the round leaden seal attached to the papal bulls, which has on one side a representation of St. Peter and St. Paul, and on the other the name of the pope who uses it. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) A genus of marine shells. See Bubble shell. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bulla n 1: (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid [syn: blister, bulla, bleb] 2: the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull