Definition of Areole

1. n. Same as Areola.



Definition of Areole

1. Noun. (botany) The smallest enclosures created by the veins of a leaf. ¹

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Definition of Areole

1. areola [n -S] - See also: areola

Medical Definition of Areole

1. A space between the threads of a net, in the family Cactaceae, a cluster of hairs/spines/bristles borne at the node of a leafless stem, in Mimosaceae (for example), a distinct, oblong or elliptical area on the face of a seed, bounded by a fine line. Adj. Areolate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Areole

areola of nipple
areola papillaris
areola umbilicus
areolae
areolar
areolar choroiditis
areolar choroidopathy
areolar gland abscess
areolar glands
areolar tissue
areolas
areolate
areolated
areolation
areolations
areole (current term)
areoles
areolet
areolets
areological
areologies
areologist
areologists
areology
areolus
areolæ
areometer
areometers
areometry
arepa

Literary usage of Areole

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1. The Fruit of Opuntia Fulgida: A Study of Perennation and Proliferation in by Duncan Starr Johnson (1918)
"The latter protrude for half their length, while the flat ends of the former can be seen in surface view of the areole, each with a densely packed ring of ..."

2. The Fossil Plants of the Devonian and Upper Silurian Formations of Canada by John William Dawson (1871)
"... exigua,—Specimen from Elmira, NY, half nat. size; 30a, areole enlarged. ... 41a, areole of the same. 43. Branch with leaves; 42u, leaf restored ; 42b, ..."

3. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"Anal areole of the membrane not extending as far ... as the costal areole; basal segment of the antenna thickened, ..."

4. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"Within the areole the connective tissue of the derma and the subcutaneous layer is free from fat. During the latter months of pregnancy small granular ..."

5. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"Creeping plant; joints circular to obovate, the largest 2 dm. in diameter; spines white, several from an areole, the longest 4 cm. long; ..."

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