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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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Estas 10 variantes presentan en promedio cladodios pequenos (26,73x19,67x1,71cm), con areolas en hileras cercanas entre si (2,32cm), numerosas hileras de areolas en cada cara (11,87), densidad alta de areolas (0,33[cm.sup.-2]), muchas en el margen (86,83).
A dichas tendencias se agrega la menor cantidad de areolas y espinas cortas, cuando existen, y en disposicion difusa.
Las areolas muestran un arreglo radial, partiendo del centro y tienen forma hexagonal (Fig.
Comentario--Tambien en esta especie el numero de areolas en la roseta central, la separacion de las macrorrimoportulas y la densidad areolar del centro y los margenes son los caracteres con mayor variacion.
Planta arbustiva, ramificada desde la base; ramas gruesas, columnares, de 10 m de longitud y 40 cm de diametro; 5 a 8 costillas con prominentes areolas de 5 cm de longitud; numero variable de espinas llegando hasta 7, de 25 cm de longitud; flores blanco verdoso hasta rosado, de 3 cm de longitud; pericarpelo con pelos cortos y pequenas espinas; frutos circulares, guindas, de 7 cm de diametro, con pericarpo cubierto de areolas circulares y espinas cortas.
En 1920 Britton & Rose (1919-1922) publican el genero Neoraimondia en honor a Antonio Raimondi, basandose en la descripcion hecha por Schumann; de este modo la especie es tratada como Neoraimondia macrostibas (Schumann) Britton & Rose y se caracteriza por sus abultadas areolas, espinas de 25 cm y flores blancas.
Local recurrence in the NSM cohort often involved the nipple and/or areola, skin flap, and local lymph nodes, with NAC recurrence rates between 0% and 3.7%.
Preoperative mammotome biopsy of ducts beneath the nipple areola complex.