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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ă-rē′ō-lă, -lē


  1. Any small area.
  2. One of the spaces or interstices in areolar tissue.
  3. A pigmented, depigmented, or erythematous zone surrounding a papule, pustule, wheal, or cutaneous neoplasm.

Synonym(s): areola of breast

Synonym(s): halo3

[L. dim. of area]

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