Parietal
Parietal Pa*ri"e*tal, a. [L. parietalis, fr. paries, -ietis, a wall: cf. F. pari['e]tal. Cf. {Parietary}, {Pellitory}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to a wall; hence, pertaining to buildings or the care of them. [1913 Webster]

2. Resident within the walls or buildings of a college. [1913 Webster]

At Harvard College, the officers resident within the college walls constitute a permanent standing committee, called the Parietal Committee. --B. H. Hall (1856). [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) (a) Of or pertaining to the parietes. (b) 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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) Attached to the main wall of the ovary, and not to the axis; -- said of a placenta. [1913 Webster]


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  • pariétal — pariétal, ale, aux [ parjetal, o ] adj. et n. • 1541; du lat. paries, parietis « paroi » 1 ♦ Anat. Qui a rapport à la paroi d une cavité. Os pariétal : chacun des deux os plats constituant la partie moyenne et supérieure de la voûte du crâne. N.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • parietal — PARIETÁL, Ă, parietali, e, adj., s.f. 1. adj. Care se referă la peretele unei cavităţi a organismului, care aparţine acestui perete. Pleură parietală ♢ Os parietal (şi substantivat, n.) = fiecare dintre oasele pereche, simetrice, care formează… …   Dicționar Român

  • Parietal — may refer to:*Parietal lobe of the brain *Parietal bone of the skull *Parietal scales of a snake lie in the general region of the parietal bone. *Parietal cell in the stomach *Parietal pleura *Parietal pericardium*Parietal eye, third eye of some… …   Wikipedia

  • parietal — m. anat. Hueso par del cráneo situado a ambos lados de la línea media, entre el frontal, delante, y el occipital, detrás. Medical Dictionary. 2011. parietal …   Diccionario médico

  • pariétal — pariétal, ale (pa ri é tal, ta l ) adj. 1°   Terme de botanique. Plantes pariétales, plantes qui croissent sur les murailles.    Insertion pariétale, insertion des étamines, lorsque, le périanthe étant tubulé, les étamines se fixent aux parois du …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • parietal — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a parede; próprio de parede. = MURAL, PARIETÁRIO 2. Que se coloca na parede (ex.: carta parietal; mapa parietal). • s. m. 3.  [Anatomia] Cada um dos dois ossos que formam os lados do crânio. 4.  [Botânica] Diz se das plantas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Parietal — Pa*ri e*tal, n. 1. (Anat.) One of the parietal bones. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the special scales, or plates, covering the back of the head in certain reptiles and fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parietal — (Del lat. parietālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la pared. 2. m. Anat. hueso parietal …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • parietal — [pə rī′ə təl] adj. [Fr pariétal < LL parietalis < L paries: see PARIES ] ☆ 1. of or having to do with life in a college, esp. with rules (parietals) governing visiting in dormitories by members of the opposite sex 2. Anat. of, pertaining to …   English World dictionary

  • parietal — (adj.) early 15c., pertaining to the walls of a cavity in the body, from L.L. parietalis of walls, from L. paries (gen. parietis) wall, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

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