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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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1] deeply convex distad of claval apex, almost reaching M, hence slightly detached; with a callus in costal cell, 6 apical areoles distad of stigma, apical part behind apex of clavus folding down and covering apex of abdomen.
Stipes and rachis usually light to dark brown or pale tan, dull; blades 1-pinnate; pinnae entire; veins usually anastomosing to form 2-3 layers of areoles close to costae near bases of pinnae A.
having distinctive more or less quadrangular areoles filled with branching veinlets present between the secondary veins.
Hemelytra: Subparallel, impunctate, shiny, with scattered scalelike setae, intermixed with semi-erect, simple setae; basal width of cuneus about three fourths the length; membrane entire with two areoles, one large, one small and narrow.
Changes in height and diameter can be caused by changes in water status of the plant, but new areoles represent new tissue generated at the apical meristem.
Her cetacean breasts narrowed to the areoles like the snout of a humpback.
Sterile leaves with veins forming small areoles within larger areoles 3.
Thallus thin, yellow, lobulate or of small cracked areoles, or not evident; spores 14 x 7 [micro]m, isthmus 2.
Interestingly, the base of some setae and the areoles of trichobothria typically fluoresce more brightly than the surrounding surfaces and this property can assist in the location of trichobothria.
FEW of them produce leaves and instead have areoles, bud-like organs which produce spines.
Diagnostic characters of adult hairworms include: 1) the presence and nature of the areoles (raised areas on the cuticle), especially their type, shape, size, arrangement, and association with pore canals, bristles, warts and papillae, 2) body shape, size and color pattern, especially that associated with the anterior (calotte) and posterior ends and, 3) features of the male tail, including first, whether it is simple or forked and then if it bears preor postcloacal ridges, folds, hairlines, bristle fields or tubercles.