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a·re·o·la

 (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.

areola

(əˈrɪələ)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
(Anatomy) anatomy any small circular area, such as the pigmented ring around the human nipple or the inflamed area surrounding a pimple
[C17: from Latin: diminutive of area]
aˈreolar, areolate adj
areolation n

a•re•o•la

(əˈri ə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli)
-las.
1. a ring of color, as around the human nipple.
2. a small interstice, as between the fibers of connective tissue.
[1655–65; < Latin, =āre(a) area + -ola -ole1]
a•re′o•lar, adj.
a•re′o•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) a•re′o•lat`ed, adj.
ar•e`o•la′tion, n.

areola


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The pigmented ring around a nipple.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.areola - small space in a tissue or body part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wingareola - small space in a tissue or body part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing
interstice - a small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ; "the interstices of a network"
2.areola - small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect biteareola - small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
tit, titty, boob, breast, knocker, bosom - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
Translations
areolė

areola

[əˈrɪələ] N (areolas or areolae (pl)) → aureola f, areola f

areola

n pl <areolae> (Anat: of nipple) → Areola f (spec), → Warzenhof m; (Med: of spot) entzündeter Hautring um einen Pickel

a·re·o·la

n. aréola, areola, área circular alrededor de un centro.