Blister, water
a blister with clear watery contents that is not purulent (does not contain pus) and is not sanguineous (does not contain blood). A blister is medically termed a vesicle. One that is more than 5 mm in diameter with thin walls and is full of watery fluid is called a bulla or a bleb. The word "blister" entered English in the 14th century. It came from the Middle Dutch "bluyster", blister and was a modification of the Old French "blostre" which meant a leprous nodule — a rise in the skin due to leprosy.

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  • water blister — noun blister containing a nonpurulent clear watery content • Hypernyms: ↑blister, ↑bulla, ↑bleb * * * noun 1. : a blister with a clear watery content that is not purulent or sanguineous compare blood blister 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blister — A collection of fluid underneath the top layer of skin (epidermis). One that is more than 5 mm in diameter with thin walls and is full of watery fluid is called a bulla or a bleb. There are many causes of blisters including burns, friction forces …   Medical dictionary

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