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areola


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Areola  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  areola 
  n  1:  small  space  in  a  tissue  or  part  such  as  the  area  between 
  veins  on  a  leaf  or  an  insect's  wing 
  2:  small  circular  area  such  as  that  around  the  human  nipple  or 
  an  inflamed  area  around  a  pimple  or  insect  bite  [syn:  {ring 
  of  color}] 




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