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Synonyms for bulla

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

the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull

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The bullae were subjected to bacterial culture, and the tongue ulcer was subjected to viral culture.
Large, flaccid bullae were observed over the bilateral lower extremities and the inner thighs (Figure3).
The purpose of this publication is to create an inventory of the impressions of Near Eastern stamp seals on cuneiform tablets and clay bullae, and on pottery jar handles from Palestine, now in the collections of the British Museum.
The bullae and sealed clay lumps were found accompanied by land deeds or charters, usually known as Landschenkungsurkunden.
Lidicker (1960) considered the high individual variation of this character to be due to measurement error or inflation of the bullae influencing it from two sides simultaneously.
While the numerous bullae that were discovered in the adjacent rock-hewn pool were found together with pottery sherds from the end of the ninth and beginning of the eighth centuries BCE, they do not bear any Semitic letters," he said.
Pulmonary reticulations and some bullae were observed, but their appearance was unchanged when compared with imaging performed 1 year earlier.
The bullae of pemphigus vulgaris develop in the deeper portion of the epidermis, just above the basal cell layer, while more superficial and flaccid subcorneal bullae are seen in pemphigus foliaceus.
Salisbury Museum Medieval catalogue (Part 3): bone objects, enamels, glass vessels, pottery, jettons, cloth seals, bullae and other base metal objects.
Other abnormalities, including incipient coiling, development of bullae, and extreme ornamentation, may be directed toward defense.
The bullae rupture and produce ulceration, which may cause a star (cicatrix) upon healing.
In 1990, while digging in the remains of a building in the Upper City near the rock outcropping known as Nisantepe, the German archaeological team at the Hittite capital of Bogazkoy/Hattusa came upon a deposit of more than three thousand sealed clay bullae which were duly excavated during this and the following season.
Three of these patients also had laryngeal lesions; one of the three had a large laryngeal ulceration and bullae that caused a laryngeal stenosis and necessitated a tracheostomy.