[ air-ee-ohl ]
/ ˈɛər iˌoʊl /
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Origin of areole
1855–60; <French aréole<Latin āreola a small open space. See areola
Words nearby areole
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Example sentences from the Web for areole
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
/ (ˈærɪəʊl) /
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 areoleareolate, adjective
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