Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for areola on Thesaurus.com 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. Origin of areola 1655–65;
-ola -ole 1 Related forms a·re·o·lar, adjective a·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/ adjective ar·e·o·la·tion , [air-ee- uh- ley-sh uh n] /ˌɛər i əˈleɪ ʃən/ noun mul·ti·a·re·o·late, adjective
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Examples from the Web for areola Historical Examples of areola British Dictionary definitions for areola 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 areolar or areolate ( əˈrɪəlɪt, -ˌleɪt), adjective areolation ( əˌrɪəˈleɪʃən), noun Word Origin for areola
C17: from Latin: diminutive of
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Word Origin and History for areola 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).
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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. Related forms a•re null ′o•lar adj.
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