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areole

[air-ee-ohl] /ˈɛər iˌoʊl/
noun, Biology
1.
an areola.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French aréole < Latin āreola a small open space. See areola
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  • Central spines radiate from the center of the areole and tend to project outward from the plant surface rather than lie flat.
British Dictionary definitions for areole

areole

/ˈærɪəʊl/
noun
1.
(biology) a space outlined on a surface, such as an area between veins on a leaf or on an insect's wing
2.
a sunken area on a cactus from which spines, hairs, etc, arise
Derived Forms
areolate, adjective
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