Definition of papule in English:

papule

Syllabification: pap·ule
Pronunciation: /ˈpapˌyo͞ol
 
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(also papula /-yələ/)

noun (plural papules or papulae /-yəˌlē/)

Medicine
  • A small, raised, solid pimple or swelling, often forming part of a rash on the skin and typically inflamed but not producing pus.
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    • Later, patients develop lid edema, painful conjunctivitis with scleral injection, chemosis and small yellowish conjunctival ulcers or papules.

Derivatives

papular

Pronunciation: /-yələr/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Acne can be classified into four main types: purely comedonal that is, non-inflammatory acne mild papular, scarring papular, and nodular or scarring acne.
  • Keratoacanthomas begin as papular lesions, enlarging over two to four weeks to a size of 2 cm or more.
  • Two thirds of patients have a dermatitis with one or multiple, usually asymptomatic lesions that progress from macular to papular and finally vesicular, or pustular.

papulose

Pronunciation: /-yəlōs, -lōz/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Dermatitis solaris is the most frequent skin disease, which appears in maculo papulose alterations all over the body in the form of erythema and urticaria.
  • The plants from Costa Rica usually have larger underleaves and more strongly papulose leaf cells than the plants from southeastern Brazil.

papulous

Pronunciation: /-yələs/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Our investigation included children with vascular endothelium damage followed by macules, papules or maculo-papulous skin changes.
  • Localized inflammation, sometimes with papulous elevation of the bite sites, is a relatively common problem that is often accompanied by itching.

Origin

early 18th century: from Latin papula.

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