bull-, bulli-

(Latin: to bubble, a bubble; to blister, a blister)

Additional words related to this unit are available at this "bubble" unit.

budge, budges; budged; budging (verbs)
1. To move slightly or to cause to make the slightest movement: "Vince couldn't budge the door open because it had been stuck to the frame by the flooding water."

"Jane asked Nick if he would try to open the jar lid for her because she couldn't budge it."

2. To change or to make someone change his or her opinion: "No matter how much Sebastian tried to get Jayne to work in his store, she wouldn't budge."

"Sheena tried to change Barney's mind about who to vote for, but she couldn't budge him."

3. Etymology: from French bouger, "to stir", based on Latin buillire, "to boil".
bulla (s), bullae (pl) (nouns)
1. A fluid-filled space that is either within or beneath the epidermis (outer skin): "In young adults, lung bullae are usually congenital defects (abnormalities present from birth)."

"In later life, bullae develop in patients with the over distention (stretching) and coalescence (growing together) of the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lungs."

2. A large blister or skin vesicle filled with fluid: "A bulla in the skin is simply a large blister."

"Blisters on the skin are called bullae while bullae on the pleura (the membrane covering the lung) are also called blebs."

3. Etymology: from Medieval Latin which came from Latin, "bubble, seal". It referred to any rounded protrusion, particularly one that was hollow or cystic (an abnormal sac in the body, filled with a fluid or semisolid and enclosed in a membrane).
bulla tympani, tympanic bulla
The bony projection of the temporal bone containing the tympanic cavity in many mammals.
bullation (s), bullations (pl) (nouns)
A condition marked by the presence of a blister, blisters, or bullae.
bullectomy (s), bullectomies (pl) (nouns)
The surgical removal of a bulla; especially, of an emphysematous bulla of the lung.
bullition (s) bullitions (pl) (nouns)
The action of boiling; boiling.
bullosis diabeticorum (s) (noun)
A disorder of the skin in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus in which bullae appear, usually on the feet and the ankles: "Bullosis diabeticorum is a cutaneous condition characterized by a noninflammatory, spontaneous, painless blister, often in peripheral body parts; such as, the feet, the toes, the hands,the fingers, the ears, or the nose; as seen in diabetic patients."
bullous pemphigoid (s), bullous pemphigoids (pl) (nouns)
A chronic, generally benign disease, most commonly of old age, caused by antibodies that accumulate abnormally in a layer of the skin called the basement membrane: "Bullous pemphigoids can be chronic, mild and not affect the general health or they can be severe and compromise the health of the sufferer."

"Although most cases of bullous pemphigoids are in older people, the disease can affect younger people, and even babies."

"The diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid can be confirmed by a skin biopsy showing the abnormal antibodies deposited in the skin layer and treatment is with topical cortisone creams; however, severe cases may sometimes require high doses of cortisone-like drugs (steroids) or immune suppression drugs; such as, azathioprine (Imuran). Azathioprine attacks proteins that the immune system considers to be foreign."

debulliate, (verb) debulliates; debulliated; debulliating
To boil over.
The act of boiling up or effervescing.
Cross references of word groups that are related, partially or extensively, to: "blister, bump, swelling": ichor-; papulo-; pemphig-; puro-; pus-; pustu-; pyo-; suppurant-; tum-; vesico-; vesiculo-.