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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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The small, turgid, dark greenish gray sorediate areoles are distinctive.
A fabric of finer veins between the main veins forms an irregular reticulum of polygonal areoles.
Apex of sterile leaf blades rounded; veins of sterile blades forming areoles without secondary areoles, but with included free vienlets; fresh plants not malodorous; plants not usually associated with limestone outcroppings.
For each collection we dissected corollas, fruits, and/or areoles to determine the presence of U.
well-developed, oriented, polygonal areoles, 3-5-sided.
The pseudocephalium is a cluster of densely pubescent, flower-bearing areoles that are formed along the sides or at the top of a cactus stem, not including the shoot apex (Gibson and Nobel 1986).
Areoles range from imperfect to well developed and are
aphyllus are pseudoberries containing a single seed, and are presented on reddish branches protruding from the spine areoles of parasitized cacti.
They had radially elongated, irregular, shared areoles lacking freely ending veinlets.
These specialized types include modifications of the whole shoot apex, cephalium, or merely of the flower-bearing areoles (Mauseth & Kiesling, 1997).