Areola of breast | definition of areola of breast by Medical dictionary
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