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au·re·ole(ôr′ē-ōl′) also au·re·o·la (ô-rē′ə-lə)
1. A circular or oval light surrounding the head or body of a representation of a deity or holy person; a halo.
2. Astronomy See corona.
[Middle English, from Late Latin (corōna) aureola, golden (crown), feminine of Latin aureolus, golden, from aureus, from aurum, gold.]
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