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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.
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Different-sized breasts (asymmetry), overly large and bulbous areolae, and long, tubelike breasts indicated the possibility of IGT, but not all women with one or more of these characteristics have difficulty producing milk, according to Australian Breastfeeding Association.
COSMETIC BREAST SURGERY on a 37-year-old woman included insertion of implants, a mastopexy, and reduction of the areolae.
Blackish; uniformly punctate; humeri of paranota triangular and strongly projected, lateral carinae with two rows of areolae at the highest part, posterior pronotal cyst conspicuously low; costal area of hemelytra uniseriate.
Lateral carinae high, strongly sinuate, with two fully developed rows of areolae at the highest part, these large and complete (Fig.
Squarish propodeum, about 3/5th as long as wide and distinctly areolated centrally with upper areolae with 6-8 setae and lower with 1 seta only (Fig.
4 times as wide as long at spiracles and with distinct pentagonal areola, upper areolae with 7-8 setae and lower with 1 seta only (Fig.
Ritchie works out of a sterile professional studio at her Savannah Ridge Drive home, camouflaging scar tissue and restoring the look of breast areolae with micro pigmentation and SofTap permanent makeup.
Head shiny; vertex and face partly reticulate rugose (sensu Olmi 1984) and strongly impressed by large punctures similar to areolae, except a smooth area in front of anterior ocellus and 2 smooth areas on the sides of posterior ocelli; face with 2 lateral longitudinal keels around orbits directed towards antennal toruli; frontal line complete; occipital carina complete; POL = 8; OL = 5; OOL = 9; OPL = 10; TL = 8; greatest breadth of posterior ocelli shorter than OL (4:5).
Scutum completely strongly sculptured by large and deep punctures similar to areolae.
Internally, the interstriae are not swollen to form transapical ribs; some areolae placed at the striae centre are reduced and rounded.
Valve face smooth, in the linking cells, and with small areolae near the margin in the separating cells.
Choui Olmi by the different sculpture (scutum granulated, with a few small areolae near the posterior margin in D.