parietal bone

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parietal bone

Either of a pair of large, irregularly quadrilateral bones between the frontal and occipital bones that together form the top and the upper parts of the sides of the skull.

parietal bone

(Anatomy) either of the two bones forming part of the roof and sides of the skull

pari′etal bone`

either of a pair of bones forming, by their union at the sagittal suture, part of the sides and top of the skull.
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Noun1.parietal bone - either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the craniumparietal bone - either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium
entomion - the craniometric point at the tip of the angular part of the parietal bone that articulates with the temporal bone
sphenion - the anterior tip of the parietal bone
membrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain

pa·ri·e·tal bone

n. hueso parietal, uno de los dos huesos situados en la parte superior y lateral del cráneo.
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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.
The 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (18-FDG-PET) scan performed to identify the origin of the tumor showed increased FDG uptake on the left parietal bone, cervical vertebrae, left scapula, left costa VII, left iliac crest, right acetabulum and bilateral ramus pubis.
A dural tear occurred on a 16-year-old patient who had only one cortical plate of the parietal bone.
7) The individual had a depressed healed fracture on the anterior-superior area of the right parietal bone, with cracks extending across both parietals and the frontal bone.
Macao, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): After a 10-day tour in Hong Kong and Macao, the parietal bone of Sakyamuni, founder of Buddhism, was flown back to Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province from Macao on Friday.
5,6) Within the calvaria, the two most commonly affected bones are the parietal bone and the frontal bone in that order; lesions have also been documented in the occipital bone and the petrous temporal bone.
The parietal bone relic of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, which was excavated in Nanjing in 2010, is also on display for public worshipping through Monday.
The parietal bone was more commonly affected than the frontal or occipital bone.
The BPD is measured at the widest diameter of the head-from the leading edge of the parietal bone to the leading edge on the opposite side.
A repeat CT scan revealed a comminuted fracture involving the left parietal bone as well as a fracture involving the right parietal skull.