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noun Biology.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for areole


  1. biology a space outlined on a surface, such as an area between veins on a leaf or on an insect's wing
  2. a sunken area on a cactus from which spines, hairs, etc, arise
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Derived Formsareolate, adjective
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