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areola of breast


Definition: a circular pigmented area surrounding the nipple (papilla mammae); its surface is dotted with little projections because of the presence of subcutaneous areolar glands.

Synonym(s): areola mammaeTA, areola of nipple, areola papillaris, areola3

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