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Meaning of AREOLA

Pronunciation:  u'reeulu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
  2. [n]  small space in a tissue or part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing

AREOLA is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ring of color
 See Also: area, boob, bosom, breast, interstice, knocker, region, tit, titty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*re"o*la\, n.; pl. {Areol[ae]}. [L. areola, dim. of
area: cf. F. ar['e]ole. See {Area}.]
1. An interstice or small space, as between the cracks of the
   surface in certain crustaceous lichens; or as between the
   fibers composing organs or vessels that interlace; or as
   between the nervures of an insect's wing.

2. (Anat. & Med.) The colored ring around the nipple, or
   around a vesicle or pustule.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: dark area of skin that surrounds the nipple of the breast.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A small space or hole in a tissue.
  2. An area of tissue surrounding something which has different pigmentation than other nearby tissues. Examples include the iris around the pupil of the eye, the area around the nipple of a breast, and certain types of skin rashes.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: annular muscle, annulus, aureole, chaplet, circle, circuit, circumference, circus, closed circle, corona, coronet, crown, cycle, diadem, discus, disk, eternal return, fairy ring, garland, glory, halo, lasso, logical circle, loop, looplet, magic circle, noose, O, orbit, radius, ring, rondelle, round, roundel, saucer, sphincter, vicious circle, wheel, wreath