areola, pl. areolae

1. [NA]. Any small area.

2. One of the spaces or interstices in areolar tissue.

3. Syn: areola of nipple.

4. A pigmented, depigmented, or erythematous zone surrounding a papule, pustule, wheal, or cutaneous neoplasm. Syn: halo(3).


[L. dim. of area]

Chaussier’s areola

areola mammae

areola of nipple

areola papillaris

areola umbilicus