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 (ə-rē′ə-lə, âr′ē-ō′lə)
n. pl. a·re·o·lae (-lē′) or a·re·o·las
1. A small ring of color around a center portion, as about the nipple of the breast or the part of the iris surrounding the pupil of the eye.
2. A small space or interstice in a tissue or part, such as the area bounded by small veins in a leaf or the wing of an insect. In both senses also called areole.

[Latin āreola, small open space, diminutive of ārea, open place; see area.]

a·re′o·lar, a·re′o·late (-lĭt) adj.
a·re′o·la′tion n.
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Adj.1.areolar - relating to or like or divided into areolaeareolar - relating to or like or divided into areolae; "areolar tissue"
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Surrounding the lymph node the excess fat and areolar tissue has been dissolved away, bringing the lymph node tissue to the foreground.
In the article entitled "Nipple Sparing Mastectomy and Ptosis: Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction Allows Full Secondary Mastopexy with Complete Nipple Areolar Repositioning," Dr.
Between muscles that move extensively, it takes the form of loose areolar connective tissue and provides a degree of mechanical isolation.
In addition, some investigators identify the loose areolar tissue surrounding the nerve, termed "paraneurium" or "mesoneurium.
To assess the prevalence of TDLU in the nipple we modified our grossing protocol, which consisted of submission of 1 sagittal section including entire cross-section of the nipple, underlying lactiferous ducts, and proximal-to-the nipple areolar skin.
Supernumerary breasts with or without associated nipple areolar complexes can be found from the axilla to the inguinal region.
Those who received hormone replacement therapy after menopause had more attractive breast shape, size, projection, areolar shape and areolar size.
Oligo-Miocene species of Banksieaephyllum from Victoria show development of stomata sunken in areolar depressions (Cookson & Duigan, 1950), but this does not approach the state seen in many extant Banksia species of subgenus Banksia (Mast & Thiele, 2007), where the stomata are deeply encrypted in balloon-like structures.
Miller used a technique known as the pedicle technique, which involves preserving a pedicle of pyramid-shaped tissue attached to the nipple areolar complex (NAC).
Fruits of Astrophytum are not fleshy, they are almost dry, and they are covered with dense areolar wool and spinescent bracteoles (Anderson, 2001; Powell et al.
During arousal, the skin flushes, the lips become redder and the areolar tissue around the nipples becomes pinker and darker.
11) is called an areolar exponential equation of the Fempl type [4].