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.

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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