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pa·ri·e·tal

 (pə-rī′ĭ-təl)
adj.
1. Relating to or forming the wall of a body part, organ, or cavity.
2. Of or relating to either of the parietal bones.
3. Botany Borne on the inside of the ovary wall. Used of the ovules or placentas in flowering plants.
4. Dwelling within or having authority within the walls or buildings of a college.
n.
1. A parietal part, such as a wall or bone.
2. parietals The rules governing the visiting privileges of members of the opposite sex in college or university dormitories.

[Middle English, from Late Latin parietālis, of a wall, from Latin pariēs, pariet-, wall.]

parietal

(pəˈraɪɪtəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) anatomy biology of, relating to, or forming the walls or part of the walls of a bodily cavity or similar structure: the parietal bones of the skull.
2. (Biology) anatomy biology of, relating to, or forming the walls or part of the walls of a bodily cavity or similar structure: the parietal bones of the skull.
3. (Anatomy) of or relating to the side of the skull
4. (Botany) (of plant ovaries) having ovules attached to the walls
5. (Education) US living or having authority within a college
n
(Anatomy) a parietal bone
[C16: from Late Latin parietālis, from Latin pariēs wall]

pa•ri•e•tal

(pəˈraɪ ɪ tl)

adj.
1. pertaining to the wall of an organ or cavity.
2. pertaining to or situated near the parietal bones of the skull.
3. proceeding or arising from a wall, as ovules from an ovary in certain plants.
4. pertaining to or having authority over residence within the walls of a college.
n.
5. any of several parts in the parietal region of the skull, esp. the parietal bone.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin parietālis of, belonging to walls = Latin pariet-, s. of pariēs wall + -ālis -al1]

parietal

Living within or being in authority in a particular college.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parietal - of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium; "parietal lobe"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Translations

parietal

[pəˈraɪɪtl] ADJparietal

parietal

adj (Anat) → parietal; parietal boneScheitelbein nt

parietal

adj parietal
References in classic literature ?
Would you have any objection to my running my finger along your parietal fissure?
In the surgeon's deposition it was stated that the posterior third of the left parietal bone and the left half of the occipital bone had been shattered by a heavy blow from a blunt weapon.
It is formed by articulation of the frontal, parietal, greater wing of sphenoid and the squamous part of temporal bones.
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) was mostly observed in the temporal and parietal and parietal region.
However, more recent meta-analyses extended these findings to regions outside the frontal-subcortical areas, including alterations of gray matter density in the superior parietal lobe (Peng et al.
There has been considerable recent interest in temporal and frontal lobe epileptic syndromes and less attention has been paid to parietal and occipital lobe epilepsies (4).
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Anterior Parietal Artery (APA): This artery usually originates from the anterior or middle MCA trunk.
Lesion showed block mass in parietal lobe closed to the parietal bone with iso- or hypo-intensity on T1-weighted MRI, and hyperintensity on T2-weighted MRI.
The increased astrocytosis that occurs with higher DED binding occurred in particular in 4 of 12 brain regions surveyed: the anterior cingulate cortex, thalamus, frontal, and parietal regions.
The silver/silver chloride electrodes were placed on the scalp at left prefrontal (Fp1), right prefrontal (Fp2), left frontal (F3), right frontal (F4), left temporal (T3), right temporal (T4), left parietal (P3), and right parietal (P4) according to the International 10-20 System.