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areole

[ air-ee-ohl ]
/ ˈɛər iˌoʊl /
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noun Biology.
an areola.
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Origin of areole

1855–60; <French aréole<Latin āreola a small open space. See areola
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How to use areole in a sentence

  • Hemelytra with a quadrangular or discoidal areole in the corium near the apex of the clavus (fig. 159e).

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley

British Dictionary definitions for areole

areole
/ (ˈærɪəʊl) /

noun
biology a space outlined on a surface, such as an area between veins on a leaf or on an insect's wing
a sunken area on a cactus from which spines, hairs, etc, arise

Derived forms of areole

areolate, adjective
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