Definitions for parietalpəˈraɪ ɪ tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•ri•e•talpəˈraɪ ɪ tl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to the wall of an organ or cavity.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. pertaining to or situated near the parietal bones of the skull.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. proceeding or arising from a wall, as ovules from an ovary in certain plants.

    Category: Botany

  4. pertaining to or having authority over residence within the walls of a college.

    Category: Education

  5. (n.)any of several parts in the parietal region of the skull, esp. the parietal bone.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of parietal:

1590–1600; < LL parietālis of, belonging to walls = L pariet-, s. of pariēs wall +-ālis -al1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parietal(adj)

    of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium

    "parietal lobe"


  1. parietal(Noun)

    Either of the two parietal bones, on the top and side of the skull.

  2. parietal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the wall of a body part, organ or cavity.

    Hydrochloric acid is secreted by the parietal cells of the gastric glands, located on the wall of the fundus of the stomach

  3. parietal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the parietal bones

  4. parietal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to college living and, especially, its regulation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parietal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a wall; hence, pertaining to buildings or the care of them

  2. Parietal(adj)

    resident within the walls or buildings of a college

  3. Parietal(adj)

    of pertaining to the parietes

  4. Parietal(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the parietal bones, which form the upper and middle part of the cranium, between the frontals and occipitals

  5. Parietal(adj)

    attached to the main wall of the ovary, and not to the axis; -- said of a placenta

  6. Parietal(noun)

    one of the parietal bones

  7. Parietal(noun)

    one of the special scales, or plates, covering the back of the head in certain reptiles and fishes


  1. Parietal scales

    Parietal scale refers to the scales of a snake which are on the head of the snake and are connected to the frontals towards the posterior. These scales are analogous to and take their name from the parietal bone which forms the roof and sides of the cranium in humans.


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