Definition of Parietal bone

1. Noun. Either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium.

Terms within: Entomion, Sphenion
Generic synonyms: Membrane Bone
Group relationships: Braincase, Brainpan, Cranium

Definition of Parietal bone

1. Noun. Either of two bones that together form the sides and top of the skull. ¹

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Medical Definition of Parietal bone

1. The side bone of the skull. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parietal Bone

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 angle
parietal arteries
parietal bone (current term)
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
parietal eye
parietal fistula
parietal foramen

Literary usage of Parietal bone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"They denote the point where ossification of the parietal bone began. They are much more prominent and well-marked in early life, in consequence of the ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"I.— Anomalous division of the left parietal bone in a rachitic human fu-tus. of a four to six months' foetus, sex and race not given (Frassetto). 6. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"The Connection of the Anterior Inferior Angle of the parietal bone in Primates. ... Taking a few examples :— The extension of the parietal bone has ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"... side from the superior to the lateral angle, is deeply serrated for articulation with the parietal bone, and forms, by this union, the lambdoid suture. ..."

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