noun, plural a·re·o·lae [uh-ree-uh-lee] /əˈri əˌli/, a·re·o·las. Biology.
Origin of areola
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The Areola, or part which becomes brown; it is elevated above the rest of the Breast, as may be seen.
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
Word Origin for areola
"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).