[ uh-ree-uh-luh ]
/ əˈri ə lə /
noun, plural a·re·o·lae [uh-ree-uh-lee] /əˈri əˌli/, a·re·o·las. Biology.
a ring of color, as around the human nipple.
a small interstice, as between the fibers of connective tissue.
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OTHER WORDS FROM areolaa·re·o·lar, adjectivea·re·o·late [uh-ree-uh-lit, -leyt] /əˈri ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, a·re·o·lat·ed [uh-ree-uh-ley-tid] /əˈri əˌleɪ tɪd/, adjectivear·e·o·la·tion [air-ee-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɛər i əˈleɪ ʃən/, nounmul·ti·a·re·o·late, adjective
Words nearby areola
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Example sentences from the Web for areola
The Areola, or part which becomes brown; it is elevated above the rest of the Breast, as may be seen.
British Dictionary definitions for areola
/ (əˈrɪələ) /
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
anatomy any small circular area, such as the pigmented ring around the human nipple or the inflamed area surrounding a pimple
Derived forms of areolaareolar or areolate (əˈrɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjectiveareolation (əˌrɪəˈleɪʃən), noun
Word Origin for areola
C17: from Latin: diminutive of area
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Medical definitions for areola
[ ə-rē′ə-lə ]
n. pl. a•re•o•las
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.
Other words from areolaa•re′o•lar null adj.
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