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Bulla comes from the Latin word bulla, meaning for "bubble". In medicine, it refers to a blister, vesicle, or other thin-walled cavity or lesion. In archeology, it refers to a clay envelope, hollow ball, amulet, or seal.

Science and medicineEdit

  • Bulla (dermatology), a large blister (like a vesicle but bigger), containing serous or seropurulent fluid
  • Bulla (lung), an air pocket in the lung
  • Auditory bulla, a hollow bony structure on the ventral, posterior portion of the skull that encloses parts of the middle and inner ear
  • Ethmoid bulla, part of the ethmoid bone of the skull
  • Bulla (gastropod), a genus of marine snails


Antiquity and the Roman Catholic ChurchEdit

  • Bulla (amulet) (plural bullae), a type of talisman
  • Bulla (seal) (plural bullae), a type of seal (an authentication or security device) made of clay or metal
  • Bulla Aurea, a golden seal attached to a decree issued by Byzantine emperors and later by monarchs in Europe
  • Papal bull (Latin bulla; plural bullae), a type of letter or charter issued by a pope

Other usesEdit

  • Bulla (Dragon Ball), a character in the Dragon Ball manga whose name is also romanized as Bulla
  • Bulla cake, a Jamaican pastry sweetened and colored brown with molasses, nutmeg and ginger
  • Bulla Dairy Foods, a major Australian dairy company
  • A character created by British comedian Ricky Grover

See alsoEdit