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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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Furthermore, of the 21% of areoles containing a gallery, 17% of larval galleries contained a wasp pupa or pupal case instead of a U.
germination, the areole splits into ten triangular sectors.
Grooved or dimorphic areoles are probably informative character states within the Cacteae clade.
Nebraska records are near the northern edge of the range for this southern species that consists of closely aggregated, squamulose to lobate areoles.
Cacti, by the way, are distinguished from other succulents by having areoles.
Cactuses - which have spines or thorns growing out of regularly spaced areoles - can be barrel-shaped, tall and branching, or irregularly shaped and close to the ground.
Chromosome doubling was achieved by several means; by applying colchicine and/or oryzalin, both to germinating seeds and to areoles (Te-Zur et al 2011b), by crossing between genotypes of various ploidy where some offspring were found to be of different ploidy than the parents (Tel-Zur et al 2004), or alternatively--by gynogenesis (Benega-Garcia et al 2009b).
5 cm wide, apex rounded to shortly acute, base cordate, truncate or rounded, often slightly asymmetrical, margin entire or irregularly serrate particularly on sprout leaves, blades bicolored, above dark green (turning red at senescence), opaque or slightly glossy, sparsely short glandular pubescent with or without additional eglandular whitish hairs, rarely glabrescent, the veinlets raised forming small areoles that give an irregular aspect to the minutely papillous surface, lower surface of blade creamy to ochroleucous because a dense and uniform indument of short, tightly and irregularly curled hairs hides the surface, often also with glandular hairs 0.
Pronotum with large, distinct, bulbous hood, cleft posteriorly to receive anterior portion of a compressed elevation formed by two greatly enlarged hemispherical lateral carinae; areoles of hemelytra very large, rectangular, and vitreous Galeatus Curtis
The smallest areas outlined by veins, referred to as areoles, may be described in terms of shape, size, orientation and presence or absence of freely ending veinlets.