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areola

[ uh-ree-uh-luh ]
/ 蓹藞ri 蓹 l蓹 /
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noun, plural a路re路o路lae [uh-ree-uh-lee], /蓹藞ri 蓹藢li/, a路re路o路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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Origin of areola

1655鈥65; <Latin, equivalent to 膩re(a) area + -ola-ole1

OTHER WORDS FROM areola

a路re路o路lar, adjectivea路re路o路late [uh-ree-uh-lit, -leyt], /蓹藞ri 蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t/, a路re路o路lat路ed [uh-ree-uh-ley-tid], /蓹藞ri 蓹藢le瑟 t瑟d/, adjectivear路e路o路la路tion [air-ee-uh-ley-shuhn], /藢蓻蓹r i 蓹藞le瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounmul路ti路a路re路o路late, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for areola

areola
/ (蓹藞r瑟蓹l蓹) /

noun plural -lae (-藢li藧) 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 areola

areolar or areolate (蓹藞r瑟蓹l瑟t, -藢le瑟t), adjectiveareolation (蓹藢r瑟蓹藞le瑟蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for areola

C17: from Latin: diminutive of area
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for areola

areola
[ 蓹-r膿蓹-l蓹 ]

n. pl. a鈥e鈥鈥as
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.

Other words from areola

a鈥eo鈥ar null adj.
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