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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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A bright yellow, areolate crust of western interior North America that is distinctly more lobate than similar species of Acarospora.
2008) by having skin tuberculate on dorsum with prominent pointed tubercles on limbs and areolate with scattered rounded tubercles on venter, several tubercles on the upper eyelid, one of them is large and conical and groins and anterior surfaces of thighs coloration black with white spots.
This species has an areolate thallus which breaks up into pustular soredia.