What does bulla mean?

Definitions for bulla
ˈbʊl ə, ˈbʌl ə; ˈbʊl i, ˈbʌl ibul·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blister, bulla, blebnoun

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

  2. bullanoun

    the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull


  1. bullanoun

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

  2. bullanoun

    A clay envelope or hollow ball, typ. with seal impressions or writing on its outside indicating its contents.

  3. bullanoun

    In ancient Rome, a kind of amulet or boss.

  4. bullanoun

    Later, handwritten document from the papal chancellery.

  5. Etymology: From bulla.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bullanoun

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

  2. Bullanoun

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

  3. 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

  4. Bullanoun

    a genus of marine shells. See Bubble shell


  1. Bulla

    Bulla, is a type of seal impression. It comes in two forms: metal and clay.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bulla

    bool′a, n. a round metal ornament worn by ancient Roman children: a seal attached to a document: anything rounded or globular. [L.]


  1. Bulla

    a blister or blister-like structure: the shield-like sclerite that closes the opening to the trachea in lamellicorn larvae: in Ephemerida a part of the costal area of the fore wing toward the tip, which is slightly swollen forward and furnished with more cross veins than elsewhere; practically the stigma, q.v.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BULLA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bulla is ranked #22144 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bulla surname appeared 1,167 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bulla.

    83.4% or 974 total occurrences were White.
    8.4% or 98 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.4% or 63 total occurrences were Black.
    1% or 12 total occurrences were Asian.
    1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulla in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    the act of catching an object with the hands
    • A. leaven
    • B. tingle
    • C. snap
    • D. sheath

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