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parietal

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adjective pa·ri·e·tal \pə-ˈrī-ə-təl\

Definition of parietal

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the walls of a part or cavity b :  of, relating to, or forming the upper posterior wall of the head

  2. 2 :  attached to the main wall rather than the axis or a cross wall of a plant ovary —used of an ovule or a placenta

  3. 3 :  of or relating to college living or its regulation; especially :  of or relating to parietals



Origin of parietal

Middle English, from Medieval Latin parietalis, from pariet-, paries wall of a cavity or hollow organ, from Latin, wall


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with parietal


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parietal

noun pa·ri·e·tal

Definition of parietal

  1. 1 :  a parietal part (as a bone, scale, or plate)

  2. 2 plural :  the regulations governing the visiting privileges of members of the opposite sex in campus dormitories



15th Century

First Known Use of parietal

15th century


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