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areola

a·re·o·la (a·re·ole)

areola (areole)

 
pronunciation:
ri l [or] eI ri ol
part of speech: noun
inflections: areolae, areolas, areoles
definition 1: in anatomy, a small ring of color, as around a human nipple.
definition 2: a small space between cells and fibers in connective tissue, as among small veins in a leaf.
derivations: areolate (adj.), areolation (n.)