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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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However, on MSABA0.1 the embryo developed into a spherical shaped shoot white in color with maroon points being the developing areoles (Figure 2(c)).
Involucrellum black, merging with black lower layers of thallus; perithecia 1-3 per areole; spores 12-14 [micro]m x 6-7[micro]m Verrucaria fayettensis 3.
Both taxa have goblet-shaped podetia covered with coarse areoles and produce fumarprotocetraric acid.
quimilo is a common species and the largest tree cactus native to Argentina (to 4 m) with long spines (7-15 cm) and large prominent areoles; and O.
Pronotum: unicarinate, with a single median longitudinal carina; anteriorly without a small hood, but with a narrow collar terminating before lateral areolate margin; laterally pronotum without extensive areolate paranota, but carinate, and with anterior third enlarged, reflexed into notum and with 2-3 areoles; calli dark brown to black; pronotal width [male] 0.80 (0.77-0.82) [female] 0.83 (0.82-0.87).
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.
Thallus orange, K+ violet, consisting of sorediate areoles; apothecia rare Caloplaca microphyllina 4(1).
All the taxa have five orders of venation; nine species show quadrangular areoles and only Q.
Interestingly, the base of some setae and the areoles of trichobothria typically fluoresce more brightly than the surrounding surfaces and this property can assist in the location of trichobothria.
Apex of sterile leaf blades ending abruptly in a small slender point; veins of sterile leaf blades forming smaller secondary areoles ("circles") within larger primary areoles; fresh plants malodorous; plants of limestone outcroppings................O.