areola

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin āreola (small vacant space, garden)

A woman's breasts, with the areola indicated.

Noun[edit]

areola (plural areolas or areolae or areolæ)

  1. (anatomy) The colored circle around a nipple, more exactly known as areola mammae.
  2. (anatomy) Any small circular area that is different from its immediate environment such as the colored ring around the pupil of the eye (iris) or an inflamed region surrounding a pimple.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

areola f (plural areole)

  1. areola

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

āreola f (genitive āreolae); first declension

  1. a small open place; courtyard
  2. a small garden bed or cultivated place

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative āreola āreolae
genitive āreolae āreolārum
dative āreolae āreolīs
accusative āreolam āreolās
ablative āreolā āreolīs
vocative āreola āreolae

References[edit]

  • areola in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879