areola

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noun are·o·la \ə-ˈrē-ə-lə; ˌer-ē-ˈō-, ˌa-rē-\

Definition of areola

plural

areolae

play \-ˌlē\ or

areolas

  1. :  a small area between things or about something; especially :  a colored ring (as about the nipple, a vesicle, or a pustule)

areolar

play \-lər\ adjective

areolate

play \-lət\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of areola

New Latin, from Latin, small open space, diminutive of area


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areola

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noun are·o·la \ə-ˈrē-ə-lə\

Medical Definition of areola

plural

areolae

\-ˌlē\play or

areolas

  1. :  a small area between things or about something: asa:  the colored ring around the nipple or around a vesicle or pustuleb:  the portion of the iris that borders the pupil of the eye


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