noun Biology.

an areola.

Origin of areole

1855–60; < French aréole < Latin āreola a small open space. See areola Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for areole



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 Formsareolate, adjective
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