Areolae



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 Agassiz John M. Legler

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, 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.

Areola mammae.

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.

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