Adjective referring to one or more small solid rounded bumps rising from the skin that are each usually 0.5 cm or less in diameter (less than a half inch across). Papules may open when scratched and become crusty and infected. The term "papular" is derived from Latin from "papula," a pimple — pimply. Dermatologists (and other physicians) call any small solid circumscribed bump in the skin a papule, as opposed to a vesicle which contains fluid or a macule which is flat and even with the surrounding skin.
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Relating to papules.

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pap·u·lar 'pap-yə-lər adj consisting of or characterized by papules <a \papular rash> <\papular lesions>

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