Pronunciation: ă-rē′ō-lă, -lē
- Any small area.
- One of the spaces or interstices in areolar tissue.
- A pigmented, depigmented, or erythematous zone surrounding a papule, pustule, wheal, or cutaneous neoplasm.
Synonym(s): areola of breast
[L. dim. of area]
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