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Is there a name to specifically refer to a unit of text that starts with an inline number-less heading in bold followed by one or more paragraphs as below? If there is, what is it called?

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    I think what it's called depends on why it's bolded. In math papers, this could be a theorem, a lemma, or a corollary. For APA style, the bolded text is a third-level heading. You could call the whole unit a subsection or a third-level section. – Peter Shor Oct 12 '14 at 14:26
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What it's called depends on why it's bolded.

In papers conforming to APA style, the third-level headings are bolded, inline, and number-less. The corresponding unit of text could be called a subsection or a third-level section. This is probably the terminology that you are looking for.

In math papers, you will often see theorems, lemmas, corollaries and definitions set off this way; for example:

Pythagorean Theorem: The square of the hypoteneuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

In this case, the unit of text could be called a theorem statement.

I don't see any need for a word that covers both of these possibilities.

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A sequence of such sections is sometimes referred to as a definition list (w3.org - HTML). Each entry in the list is thus a definition-list entry.

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