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The areola is the dark area of skin surrounding the nipple of the breast. The areola enlarges and darkens during pregnancy.
Last Revised: January 10, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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