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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.
6.The parietal bone is found in which part of the human body?
To determine the epilation force (EF) required to pluck the anagen hair and telogen hair from four regions (Frontal, vertex, occipital and parietal) of the scalp.
Multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy assessed cortical activation in parietal, temporal, and frontal cortices.
SPECT-CT scan demonstrated characteristic anatomic features of calcified meningioma in right parietal region.
Summary: Activity in the parietal cortex seems to be a common element among individuals who have experienced a variety of spiritual experiences.
With additional symptoms of aphasia and left limb weakness, a CT scan revealed high density nodules with surrounding edema in the right frontal-parietal region and a low density shadow in the right parietal lobe (Figures 1(f) and 1(g)).
Enterocutaneous fistula due to prosthetic parietal surgery is unusual [1].
Recent studies report transient synchronization between parietal and frontal cortices where low frequency oscillations (7-14 Hz) have been proposed to coordinate activity between disperse cortical areas during visual processing [2].
Some local brain regions such as the frontal lobe and the parietal lobe are especially sensitive to emotional pressure [14].