areola mammae areola mam·mae (mām’ē)
The circular pigmented area surrounding the nipple of the breast, dotted with small projections from the glands beneath.
- Areola umbilicus
areola umbilicus areola umbilicus n. A pigmented ring surrounding the umbilicus of a pregnant woman.
a ring of color, as around the human nipple. a small interstice, as between the fibers of connective tissue. Historical Examples areolae that are retained in some older turtles are shed along with the epidermal layers formed in the first year or two of life. Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata […]
a ring of color, as around the human nipple. a small interstice, as between the fibers of connective tissue. noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː), -las (anatomy) any small circular area, such as the pigmented ring around the human nipple or the inflamed area surrounding a pimple n. “colored circle around a nipple,” 1706, from Latin areola, […]
- Areolar gland
areolar gland areolar gland n. Any of several cutaneous glands forming small, rounded projections from the surface of the areola of the breast.