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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

(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

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.

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]
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Hood rounded anteriorly; paranota irregularly biseriated, with areolae slightly different in size; cyst on the posterior pronotal projection lower than the hood S.
Humeri triangular; areolae of lateral carina not fully develope ;ld S.
Humeri strongly triangular; areolae of lateral carina fully developed, with two rows at the highest part S.
Each group can be recognized by the outer row of areolae on the paranota (areolae larger than those on the inner row in the S.
Length: 18-26 [micro]m; width: 3.5-4.5 [micro]m; striae: 15-16 in 10 [micro]m at the center and 14 in 10 [micro]m at the ends; areolae: 49-66 in 10 [micro]m.
Areolae somewhat irregularly spaced not forming straight apical lines.
Length: 22-23 [micro]m, width: 6.5-11.0 [micro]m; striae: 14-17 in 10 [micro]m; areolae: 61-67 in 10 [micro]m.
Striae uniseriate, radiate throughout the valve; areolae with c-shaped foramina.
Striae, uniseriate, slightly radiate at the center and radiate at the poles; areolae with c-shaped foramina.
Striae uniseriate, short, gently curved and slightly radiate; composed of areolae with external c-shaped foramina.