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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, 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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More specifically, a shade matching your areolas means the quest is over.
Plantas arborescentes, arbustivas, cespitosas, trepadoras o epifitas; raices fibrosas o pivotantes; tallos ramificados desde la base, parte media o apice, no segmentados, globosos o columnares, con costillas y tuberculos; zonas reproductivas no diferenciadas o diferenciadas en cefalios; hojas vestigiales o ausentes; gloquidios ausentes; flores sesiles, diurnas o nocturnas; pericarpelo desnudo o con escamas y areolas; tubo floral corto o elongado; areolas florales con pelos, espinas o cerdas; estambres numerosos insertos en el tubo del perianto; frutos secos o carnosos, de tamano y forma variable; semillas ovaladas o circulares a veces con expansiones y testa de arquitectura variada; arilo ausente (Anderson, 2001; Barthlott & Hunt, 1993; Hunt et al., 2006).
beaten by hope, buttered by fear, areolas exposed to the masterful
expolitus escudo granulado, con pocas y pequenas areolas cercanas al margen posterior, mientras que en D.
Las observaciones y mediciones de las areolas se hicieron en la zona central de una de las caras del cladodio.
An autopsy disclosed that the victim had sustained numerous injuries to her face from blunt force in addition to post mortem amputation of both her areolas and nipples.
La identificacion a nivel de especie es una tarea dificil, ya que por muchos anos los caracteres taxonomicos para separar especies fueron ambiguos, como el arreglo y medidas de las areolas, presencia o ausencia de roseta central, y la presencia y posicion de "apiculos marginales" ("marginal apiculi") (Hasle y Lange 1992).
tangled hairs or cracked nipples pressed against areolas like wilted