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areola of breast[TA]
a circular pigmented area surrounding the nipple (papilla mammae); its surface is dotted with little projections because of the presence of subcutaneous areolar glands.
a·re·o·la of breast(ă-rē'ō-lă brest) [TA]
The pigmented area surrounding the nipple. Synonym: areola papillaris
See also: areola