a ring of color, as around the human nipple.
a small interstice, as between the fibers of connective tissue.
The areola, or part which becomes brown; it is elevated above the rest of the Breast, as may be seen.
The Matron’s Manual of Midwifery, and the Diseases of Women During Pregnancy and in Childbed Frederick Hollick
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
“colored circle around a nipple,” 1706, from Latin areola, literally “small area,” diminutive of area (see area). Introduced in this sense 1605 by Swiss anatomist and botanist Caspar Bauhin (1560-1624).
areola a·re·o·la (ə-rē’ə-lə)
n. pl. a·re·o·las or a·re·o·lae (-lē’)
A small area.
Any of numerous spaces or interstices in areolar tissue.
A pigmented, depigmented, or erythematous zone surrounding a papule, pustule, wheal, or cutaneous neoplasm.
a·re’o·lar or a·re’o·late (-lĭt) adj.
noun the description of the physical features, such as the surface, atmosphere, etc, of the planet Mars
- Areola mammae
areola mammae areola mammae areola mam·mae (mām’ē) n. 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 […]