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areola

 [ah-re´o-lah] (pl. are´olae) (L.)
1. a narrow zone surrounding a central area, e.g., the darkened area surrounding the nipple of the mammary gland.
2. any minute space or interstice in a tissue.
Chaussier's areola the indurated area encircling a malignant pustule.

a·re·o·la

, pl.

a·re·o·lae

(ă-rē'ō-lă, -lē), Avoid the mispronunciation areo'la.
1. Any small area.
2. One of the spaces or interstices in areolar tissue.
3. Synonym(s): areola of breast
4. A pigmented, depigmented, or erythematous zone surrounding a papule, pustule, wheal, or cutaneous neoplasm. Synonym(s): halo (3)
[L. dim. of area]

areola

/are·o·la/ (ah-re´o-lah) pl. are´olae   [L.]
1. any minute space or interstice in a tissue.
2. a circular area of different color surrounding a central point, as that surrounding the nipple of the breast.are´olar

areola

(ə-rē′ə-lə, âr′ē-ō′lə)
n. pl. areo·lae (-lē′) or areo·las
1. A small ring of color around a center portion, as about the nipple of the breast or the part of the iris surrounding the pupil of the eye.
2. A small space or interstice in a tissue or part, such as the area bounded by small veins in a leaf or the wing of an insect. In both senses also called areole.

a·re′o·lar, a·re′o·late (-lĭt) adj.
a·re′o·la′tion n.

areola

pl. areolae, [erē′ōlə]
1 a small space or a cavity within a tissue.
2 a circular area of a different color surrounding a central feature, such as the discoloration about a pustule or vesicle.
3 the part of the iris around the pupil.

areola

The circular area of pink-brown pigmented skin on the breast that immediately surrounds the nipple.

a·re·o·la

, pl. areolae (ă-rē'ō-lă, -lē)
1. Any small area.
2. One of the spaces or interstices in areolar tissue.
3. Synonym(s): areola of breast.
4. A pigmented, depigmented, or erythematous zone surrounding a papule, pustule, wheal, or cutaneous neoplasm.
Synonym(s): halo (3) .
[L. dim. of area]

areola

The pink or brown area surrounding the nipple of the female breast. It contains tiny protuberances under which are the areolar glands which lubricate the skin to protect it during suckling. From areola, the diminutive of the Latin area , a courtyard or space.

areola

pigmented, depigmented or erythematous zone surrounding a skin lesion

a·re·o·la

, pl. areolae (ă-rē'ō-lă, -lē) Avoid the mispronunciation areo'la.
1. Any small area.
2. Pigmented, depigmented, or erythematous zone surrounding a papule, pustule, wheal, or cutaneous neoplasm.
[L. dim. of area]

areola

pl. areolae [L.]
1. a narrow zone surrounding a central area, e.g. the darkened area surrounding the nipple of the human mammary gland.
2. any minute space or interstice in a tissue.

placental areola
in the epitheliochorial placenta of the sow areolae develop in the placentation zone. They are shallow cups in the chorion opposite the openings of the endometrial glands in the uterine wall.
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Mammary Paget disease represents the spread of carcinoma cells into the epidermis of the nipple and areola from an underlying mammary adenocarcinoma in almost every case.
We measured anogenital distance using Vernier calipers on PND 1, and we counted areolas (with and without nipple buds) daily beginning on PND 11 and continuing until hair obscured them.
Even though the size and shape of the areola had suffered, the skin quality was better in women who breast fed.
Early in breast growth, the nipple and areola (the circle of skin around the nipple) poof out from the breasts.
Ten wins, including seven in a row in the 1950s, was the legendary trainer's haul, and today Kevin Prendergast, son of the late champion trainer, is on the trail of a fourth win in the race, which he won for the first time with Areola in 1970.
A breast lift - known medically as mastoplexy - sees the surgeon cut across the breast and around the areola (the darker skin around the nipple).
Scarring is kept to a minimum by using a OlollipopO closure I a single scar running vertically under the nipple and a purse-string gathering around the areola.
A traditional breast reduction requires three incisions: one around the areola, one from the areola to below the breast and finally, a horizontal, anchor-shaped incision beneath the breast," explains Dr.
The 24-year-old singer proudly strolled through the city with her areola on show, teaming her see through lingerie with a floaty mullet skirt and a pair of Converse, the Mirror reported.
All women have them on the areola, the area around the nipples, but they're not always noticeable.
The nipples are surrounded by darker skin called the areola and glands here lubricate during breastfeeding.
Kevin Prendergast, successful with Areola 35 years ago, Sweet Emma in 1982 and Bradawn Breever in 1991, also has Leopardstown winner Ugo Fire in the Debutante Stakes on the same card.