What does petrous mean?

Definitions for petrous
ˈpɛ trəs, ˈpi-petrous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petrous, stonelikeadjective

    (of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone in hardness


  1. petrousadjective

    Resembling rock or stone in its hardness

  2. petrousadjective

    Of the dense portion of the temporal bone that protects the inner ear.

  3. Etymology: From the Greek petra, rock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petrousadjective

    like stone; hard; stony; rocky; as, the petrous part of the temporal bone

  2. Petrousadjective

    same as Petrosal

  3. Etymology: [L. petrosus, fr. petra a stone.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Petrous is ranked #139228 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Petrous surname appeared 120 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Petrous.

    93.3% or 112 total occurrences were White.
    5% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for petrous »

  1. posture

  2. pourest

  3. pouters

  4. proteus

  5. Proteus

  6. spouter

  7. store up

  8. troupes

  9. septuor

  10. proetus

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
    • A. investigating
    • B. drought
    • C. apex
    • D. abdomen

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