areola

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin āreola (small vacant space, garden), diminutive of ārea. Doublet of areole.

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.
  3. (anatomy) The small spaces throughout areolar connective tissue.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin āreola. Compare the inherited doublet aiuola.

Noun[edit]

areola f (plural areole)

  1. areola

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of ārea.

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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.

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

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