Petrous
Petrous Pe"trous, a. [L. petrosus, fr. petra a stone.] 1. Like stone; hard; stony; rocky; as, the petrous part of the temporal bone. --Hooper. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Same as {Petrosal}. [1913 Webster]


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  • petrous — 1540s, from L. petrosus “stony,” from petra “rock.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • petrous — [pe′trəs, pē′trəs] adj. [L petrosus, rocky < petra, rock < Gr] 1. of or like rock; hard; stony 2. [ML petrosus] designating or of that part of the temporal bone which surrounds and protects the internal ear …   English World dictionary

  • Petrous — Adam Petrouš Spielerinformationen Geburtstag 19. September 1977 Geburtsort Prag, Tschechoslowakei Position Verteidiger Vereine in der Jugend 1987–1996 Slavia Prag …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Petrouš — Adam Petrouš Spielerinformationen Geburtstag 19. September 1977 Geburtsort Prag, Tschechoslowakei Position Verteidiger Vereine in der Jugend 1987–1996 Slavia Prag …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • petrous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French *petros, from Latin petrosus, from petra rock, from Greek Date: 14th century of, relating to, or constituting the exceptionally hard and dense portion of the human temporal bone that contains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • petrous — /pe treuhs, pee /, adj. 1. Anat. noting or pertaining to the hard dense portion of the temporal bone, containing the internal auditory organs; petrosal. 2. like stone, esp. in hardness; stony; rocky. [1350 1400; ME ( < MF petros) < L petrosus… …   Universalium

  • petrous — adjective a) Resembling rock or stone in its hardness b) Of the dense portion of the temporal bone that protects the inner ear …   Wiktionary

  • petrous — 1. Of stony hardness. 2. SYN: petrosal. [L. petrosus, fr. petra, a rock] * * * pe·trous pe trəs, pē adj of, relating to, or constituting the exceptionally hard and dense portion of the human temporal bone that contains the internal auditory… …   Medical dictionary

  • petrous — petrÉ™s adj. rocky; stony; hard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • petrous — [ pɛtrəs] adjective Anatomy another term for petrosal. Origin ME: from L. petrosus (see petrosal) …   English new terms dictionary

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