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areola

Anatomy any small circular area, such as the pigmented ring around the human nipple or the inflamed area surrounding a pimple

areola

[ə′rē·ə·lə]
(anatomy)
The portion of the iris bordering the pupil of the eye.
A pigmented ring surrounding a nipple, vesicle, or pustule.
A small space, interval, or pore in a tissue.
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Early in breast growth, the nipple and areola (the circle of skin around the nipple) poof out from the breasts.
An autopsy disclosed that the victim had sustained numerous injuries to her face from blunt force in addition to post mortem amputation of both her areolas and nipples.
We measured anogenital distance using Vernier calipers on PND 1, and we counted areolas (with and without nipple buds) daily beginning on PND 11 and continuing until hair obscured them.