areola of breast

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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.

areola of breast

the pigmented, circular area surrounding the nipple of each breast. Also called areola mammae, areola papillaris.

a·re·o·la of breast

(ă-rē'ō-lă brest) [TA]
A circular pigmented area surrounding the nipple or papilla mammae; its surface is dotted with little projections corresponding to the areolar glands beneath.
Synonym(s): areola mammae [TA] , areola papillaris, areola (3) .
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