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. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine shells. See {Bubble shell}. [1913 Webster]

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  • bullae — bul·lae (bo͝olʹē) n. Plural of bulla. * * * …   Universalium

  • bullae — n. blister; bubble; seal which is attached to an official Papal letter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • BULLAE Pontificiae — (quibus Brevia opponuntur, vide supra;) quae manu ipsiusmet Papae et a cunctis Cardinalibus, seu maiori saltem parte, firmantur, praeter plumbum, appictam habent crucem, circa quod praeclarum aliquod dictum, ex S. Scriptura signi locô aut symboli …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Septum bullae — pūslės pertvara statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Septum bullae ryšiai: platesnis terminas – būgninė pūslė …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

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  • tympanal bullae — see tympanal hood …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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