pl. areolae [L. areola, a small space]
1. A small space or cavity in a tissue.
2. A circular area of different pigmentation, as around a wheal, around the nipple of the breast, or the part of the iris around the pupil.
areolar (ă-rē′ŏ-lăr), adj.
SEE: Chaussier areola
SEE: Areola mammae.
A pigmented area surrounding the areola mammae during pregnancy.
A pigmented area surrounding the umbilicus.
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