Areolate



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:

  • Argentina

    a republic in S South America. 1,084,120 sq. mi. (2,807,870 sq. km). Capital: Buenos Aires. Contemporary Examples In theory, the Islands were part of the land given to Argentina by Spain upon independence in 1816. The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum’s Selective History Michael Luongo August 29, 2014 The fuel Argentina gave […]

  • Argentine

    pertaining to or resembling silver. a silvery substance, especially one obtained from fish scales, used in making imitation pearls. any of various silvery marine fishes, especially those of the genus Argentina. a native or inhabitant of Argentina. Argentina (usually preceded by the): They vacationed in the Argentine. of or relating to Argentina. a republic in […]



  • Argentine ant

    a small brown ant, Iridomyrmex humilis, introduced into the southern U.S. from South America: a household and fruit pest.

  • Argentinean

    a native or inhabitant of Argentina. Argentina (usually preceded by the): They vacationed in the Argentine. of or relating to Argentina. Contemporary Examples In a World Cup warm-up game, the players held up a banner saying the islands were argentinean. The Never-Ending Falklands War: In Buenos Aires, A Museum’s Selective History Michael Luongo August 29, […]



Disclaimer: Areolate 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.