Definition of Parietal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium. "Parietal lobe"

Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Partainyms: Parietal Bone

Definition of Parietal

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

2. n. One of the parietal bones.

Definition of Parietal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the ''wall'' of a body part, organ or cavity. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the ''parietal bones'' ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to college living and, especially, its regulation. ¹

4. Noun. (skeleton) Either of the two parietal bones, on the top and side of the skull. ¹

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Definition of Parietal

1. a bone of the skull [n -S]

Medical Definition of Parietal

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the walls of a cavity. 2. Pertaining to or located near the parietal bone, as the parietal lobe. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parietal

paries inferior orbitae
paries jugularis cavi tympani
paries labyrinthicus cavi tympani
paries lateralis orbitae
paries mastoideus cavi tympani
paries medialis orbitae
paries membranaceus cavi tympani
paries membranaceus tracheae
paries posterior gastris
paries superior orbitae
paries tegmentalis cavi tympani
paries tympanicus ductus cochlearis
parietal (current term)
parietal angle
parietal arteries
parietal bone
parietal border
parietal border of frontal bone
parietal border of sphenoid bone
parietal border of temporal bone
parietal branch
parietal branch of medial occipital artery
parietal branch of middle meningeal artery
parietal branch of superficial temporal artery
parietal eminence
parietal emissary vein

Literary usage of Parietal

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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"The Published Cases of parietal Division in Man 234 a. Incomplete, Anomalous parietal Divisions in the Young. ..* 235 b. Incomplete parietal Divisions in ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The parietal Lobe.—On its external surface the parietal lobe presents for examination two sulci and three convolutions. FIG. 348.—Convolutions and sulei on ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The frontal lobe not only lies under cover of the frontal bone, but extends backwards under the anterior part of the parietal ; for the fissure of Rolando, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"An antero-posterior complete'division in the right parietal in a female new born ... I.— Anomalous division of the left parietal bone in a rachitic human ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"The Connection of the Anterior Inferior Angle of the parietal Bone in Primates. ... The parietal in a young ostrich is almost as thick as it is long, ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"The parietal association area widely separates the areas of vision and common sensation from one another, and its most characteristic feature in man is the ..."

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