areola mammae

[mămē]

n.

The circular pigmented area surrounding the nipple of the breast, dotted with small projections from the glands beneath.

Nearby words

  1. arensky, anton stepanovich,
  2. areo-,
  3. areocentric,
  4. areography,
  5. areola,
  6. areola umbilicus,
  7. areolar gland,
  8. areolar tissue,
  9. areolas,
  10. areolate


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