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.
References in classic literature ?
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 appeared that the infant had suffered bilateral parietal bone fractures and fractures of the ribs.
The anthropological studies have highlighted the fact that the frontal bone, followed by the parietal bone and the occipital bone were the most common locations for burr holes (9).
CECT of brain showed peripherally enhancing hypodense fluid attenuation lesions in right parietal region and extraconal space of left orbit along with erosion of parietal bone as well as orbital wall suggesting abscess with osteomyelitis (Fig.
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.
who was born vital with normal Apgar scores and normal umbilical arterial pH, presented a massive craniofacial deformity with depression of the left parietal bone and upper left jaw (maxilla).
During our patient's 6-day hospital stay, a bone scintigraphy showed a focus of uptake in her left parietal bone and computed tomography scans of her chest, abdomen, and pelvis revealed a left thyroid nodule, as well as multiple noncalcified pulmonary nodules.
This is remarkable in the frontal and parietal bone since only the lateral edges are present.
A 6 cm diameter section of the top of the right parietal bone of the cranium was exposed through the vegetation (Fig.
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.
In order to assess the effect of coffee consumption and/ or cigarette smoke inhalation on the bone repair process, a 4 mm-width circular slit in the proximal epiphysis (lateral condylus) of the left tibia and a 5 mm-width slit in the left parietal bone were carried out in all animals in CE, CI, and CC groups, after 6 weeks of exposure to cigarette smoke inhalation and/or coffee consumption.