from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to an areola or to areolæ; resembling an areola; consisting of or containing areolæ; full of interstices.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to, or like, an areola; filled with interstices or areolæ.
- adjective (Anat.) a form of fibrous connective tissue in which the fibers are loosely arranged with numerous spaces, or areolæ, between them.
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- adjective Of, or relating to an
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective relating to or like or divided into areolae
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Just under the mucous membrane of the anus and rectum there is a layer of loose, fatty, connective tissue, called areolar tissue.
A variety of connective tissues exist, including blood, bone and cartilage, adipose (fat), and the fibrous and areolar (loose) connective tissues that gives support to most organs (see Figure 3 and Figure 4).
The areolar mounds disappeared 9 months after discontinuing the use of a hair styling gel containing Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil and Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil.
· Radial incision for superficial abscesses, peri-areolar for abscesses near the nipple (Figure 21).
The areolar tissue forms a protective covering for the tissues of delicate and important organs.
There are no bones resting on each other, no synovia; but where the scapula has its largest range of movement there is a remarkable amount of areolar tissue, which renders movement easy.
In almost every part of the body the ordinary areolar tissue contains a variable quantity of adipose or fatty tissue.
Just how long chronic inflammation confines itself to the mucous membrane before invading the areolar or lace-like connective tissue and the muscular tissue of the organ, I am unable to state.
Throughout this feltwork structure which gradually passes into areolar tissue are numerous muscular fibers, as about the hair-follicles and the oil glands.
In the skin and fasciæ, the yellow elastic is found mixed with white fibrous and areolar tissues.