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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

/are·o·la/ (ah-re´o-lah) pl. are´olae   [L.]
1. any minute space or interstice in a tissue.
2. a circular area of different color surrounding a central point, as that surrounding the nipple of the breast.are´olar

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

pl. areolae, [erē′ōlə]
1 a small space or a cavity within a tissue.
2 a circular area of a different color surrounding a central feature, such as the discoloration about a pustule or vesicle.
3 the part of the iris around the pupil.

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.

areola

pigmented, depigmented or erythematous zone surrounding a skin lesion

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]

areola

pl. areolae [L.]
1. a narrow zone surrounding a central area, e.g. the darkened area surrounding the nipple of the human mammary gland.
2. any minute space or interstice in a tissue.

placental areola
in the epitheliochorial placenta of the sow areolae develop in the placentation zone. They are shallow cups in the chorion opposite the openings of the endometrial glands in the uterine wall.
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This species is characterized by a usually conspicuous black prothallus and a diffusely areolate, dark grayish thallus.
Two individuals were captured (CORBIDI 010284, 010286) and both exhibit shagreened skin on dorsum, tympanic annulus and tympanic membrane distinct, skin on venter weakly areolate, dorsolateral folds absent, small tubercles on the upper eyelid, coloration on dorsum red or reddish yellow, transversal black chevrons on dorsum, black labial bars and supratympanic stripe from the end of the eye to behind the tympanum and ventral coloration reddish.
Specimens (CORBIDI 010287-010288, 010290, 010296) show tuberculate skin on dorsum, areolate venter, tympanic membrane smooth, snout long, truncate in dorsal and lateral view, continuous dorsolateral folds, heels and tarsi without tubercles, and color of the venter with remarkable black or dark brown irregular-shaped spots on a creamy-white or white background.
Tracheids of secondary xylem have alternate, multiseriate, areolate pittings.
The wood presents extremely short vessel elements, with alternate areolate punctuations, and simple perforated plates, vasicentric axial parenchima, confluent stripes, uniseriated rays, extremely short, fine and very short libriform fibres.
0) reticulate, (1) microreticulate, (2) fossulate, (3) areolate, (4) psilate (see Gonzalez 1999a).
For the diagnoses, the following numbered elements do not exhibit variation: (1) skin of venter areolate or granular; no dorsolateral folds; (4) upper eyelid broader than IOD, no cranial crests; (6) males with large subgular vocal sac, no nuptial pads; (7) first finger shorter than second; (9) no ulnar tubercles; (10) no tubercles or folds on heel or tarsus; (11) no supernumerary plantar tubercles; (12) fifth toe much longer than third.
1) skin of dorsum and limbs smooth with or without feeble longitudinal folds, usually including one dorsolateral fold, that of flanks areolate, that of venter smooth; (2) tympanum prominent, sexually dimorphic, its length 84.