areola

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See also: aréola

English[edit]

A woman's breasts, with the areola indicated.

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

areola (plural areolas or areolae or areolæ)

  1. (anatomy) The colored circle around a nipple, more exactly known as areola mammae.
    • 2014 April 28, Albert Sun, “From Volunteers, a DNA Database”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Working with the Personal Genome Project, she has collected measurements and images of the areolas of 150 people so far. One initial finding is that the diameter of the areola seems unrelated to the number of areola glands — the small bumps in the skin surrounding the nipple.
  2. (by extension, 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) Any of the small spaces throughout areolar connective tissue.
    • 1847, The Medico-Chirurgical Review, volume 51, page 329:
      The tubes or elongated spaces of which we have spoken, are not distended with any fluid, but are merely moistened in the same way as the areolas of ordinary areolar tissue.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin āreola, diminutive of ārea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌaː.reːˈoː.laː/
  • Hyphenation: are‧ola

Noun[edit]

areola f (plural areola's or areolae)

  1. (anatomy) areola (circle around a nipple)
    Synonym: tepelhof

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑreolɑ/, [ˈɑre̞ˌo̞lɑ]
  • Rhymes: -olɑ
  • Syllabification: a‧re‧o‧la

Noun[edit]

areola

  1. Synonym of nännipiha (areola)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of areola (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative areola areolat
genitive areolan areolien
partitive areolaa areolia
illative areolaan areoliin
singular plural
nominative areola areolat
accusative nom. areola areolat
gen. areolan
genitive areolan areolien
areolainrare
partitive areolaa areolia
inessive areolassa areolissa
elative areolasta areolista
illative areolaan areoliin
adessive areolalla areolilla
ablative areolalta areolilta
allative areolalle areolille
essive areolana areolina
translative areolaksi areoliksi
instructive areolin
abessive areolatta areolitta
comitative areolineen
Possessive forms of areola (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person areolani areolamme
2nd person areolasi areolanne
3rd person areolansa

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

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

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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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin āreola.

Noun[edit]

areola f (plural areolas)

  1. (anatomy) areola (the coloured circle around a nipple)
    Synonym: aureola

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