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1parietal

adjective pa·ri·e·tal \pə-ˈrī-ə-təl\

Definition of PARIETAL

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
:  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
:  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

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with PARIETAL

2parietal

noun

Definition of PARIETAL

1
:  a parietal part (as a bone, scale, or plate)
2
plural :  the regulations governing the visiting privileges of members of the opposite sex in campus dormitories

First Known Use of PARIETAL

15th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with PARIETAL

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