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n. pl. pa·ri·e·tes (pə-rī′ĭ-tēz′)
often parietes A wall of a body part, organ, or cavity.

[Latin pariēs, wall.]


n, pl parietes (pəˈraɪɪˌtiːz)
(Anatomy) the wall of an organ or bodily cavity
[C18: from Latin: wall]


(ˈpɛər iˌiz)

n., pl. pa•ri•e•tes (pəˈraɪ ɪˌtiz)
Often, parietes. the wall of an internal organ or cavity.
[1720–30; < New Latin; Latin pariēs a wall]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paries - (anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls"
abdominal wall - a wall of the abdomen
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)