areola etymology

English word areola comes from Latin area (A threshing floor. Open space.)

Detailed word origin of areola

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
area Latin (lat) A threshing floor. Open space.
areola Latin (lat) A small garden bed or cultivated place. A small open place; courtyard.
areola English (eng) (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.. (anatomy) The colored circle around a nipple, more exactly known as areola mammae.. (anatomy) The small spaces throughout areolar connective tissue.

Words with the same origin as areola

Descendants of area
are bélé decare hectacre hectare