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Bleb vs. Bulla

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Blebnoun

A bubble, such as in paint or glass.

Bullanoun

(medicine) A blister, vesicle, or other thin-walled cavity or lesion.

Blebnoun

(medicine) A large vesicle or bulla, usually containing a serous fluid.

Bullanoun

(archaeology) A clay envelope or hollow ball, typically with seal impressions or writing on its outside indicating its contents.

Blebnoun

(cytology) An irregular bulge in the plasma membrane of a cell undergoing apoptosis.

Bullanoun

(historical) In ancient Rome, a kind of amulet or boss.

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Blebnoun

(geology) A bubble-like inclusion of one mineral within another.

Bullanoun

Later, a handwritten document from the papal chancellery.

Blebverb

To form, or cause the formation of, blebs.

Bullanoun

The tympanic part of a temporal bone (having a bubble-like appearance)

Blebnoun

A large vesicle or bulla, usually containing a serous fluid; a blister; a bubble, as in water, glass, etc.

‘Arsenic abounds with air blebs.’;

Bullanoun

A bleb; a vesicle, or an elevation of the cuticle, containing a transparent watery fluid.

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Blebnoun

(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

Bullanoun

The ovoid prominence below the opening of the ear in the skulls of many animals; as, the tympanic or auditory bulla.

Bullanoun

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.

Bullanoun

A genus of marine shells. See Bubble shell.

Bullanoun

(pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid

Bullanoun

the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull

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