Areolar



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, 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.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • 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.

  • Areolas

    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. nativized plural of areola (q.v.), which has its proper […]



  • Areolar tissue

    areolar tissue areolar tissue n. Loose, irregularly arranged connective tissue that consists of collagenous and elastic fibers, a protein polysaccharide ground substance, and connective tissue cells.

  • Areole

    an areola. noun (biology) a space outlined on a surface, such as an area between veins on a leaf or on an insect’s wing a sunken area on a cactus from which spines, hairs, etc, arise



Disclaimer: Areolar definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.