noun, plural a·re·o·lae [uh-ree-uh-lee] /əˈri əˌli/, a·re·o·las. Biology.
Examples from the Web for areolae
Areolae that are retained in some older turtles are shed along with the epidermal layers formed in the first year or two of life.
British Dictionary definitions for areolae
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
Word Origin for areola
Word Origin and History for areolae
"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).