noun Pathology.

  1. a small, usually inflammatory swelling or elevation of the skin; papule or pustule.


  1. a small round usually inflamed swelling of the skin
  2. any of the bumps on the surface of a table tennis bat

n.late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname), of unknown origin; perhaps related to Old English pipligende “having shingles;” also cf. Latin papula, papilla (see pap (n.2)). As a verb from c.1600. Related: Pimples. n.

  1. A small red swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne.

see goose pimples.

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