petrosal
adjective Etymology: New Latin petrosa petrous portion of the temporal bone, from Latin, feminine of petrosus Date: 1741 of, relating to, or situated in the region of the petrous portion of the temporal bone or capsule of the inner ear

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  • Petrosal — Pe*tro sal, a. [See {Petrous}.] (Anat.) (a) Hard; stony; petrous; as, the petrosal bone; petrosal part of the temporal bone. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the petrous, or petrosal, bone, or the corresponding part of the temporal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petrosal — Pe*tro sal, n. (Anat.) (a) A petrosal bone. (b) The auditory capsule. Owen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petrosal — [pə trō′səl] adj. [< L petrosus, rocky: see PETROUS & AL] 1. very hard or stony 2. [< ModL petrosa < ML (os) petrosus, petrosal (bone)] Anat. of or located near the petrous part of the temporal bone …   English World dictionary

  • petrosal — Relating to the petrosa. SYN: petrous (2). * * * pe·tro·sal pə trō səl adj of, relating to, or situated in the region of the petrous portion of the temporal bone or capsule of the inner ear petrosal n PETROSAL BONE * * * pe·tro·sal (pə… …   Medical dictionary

  • petrosal — the old term applied to otic bones, the pterotic …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • petrosal — /pi troh seuhl/, adj. 1. petrous; hard. 2. Anat. of or pertaining to the petrous portion of the temporal bone. [1735 45; < L petros(us) rocky (see PETRO 1, OSE1) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • petrosal — adjective Of, pertaining to, or located near the petrous part of the temporal bone …   Wiktionary

  • petrosal — pÉ™ trəʊsl adj. rocky; stony; hard …   English contemporary dictionary

  • petrosal — [pɪ trəʊs(ə)l] adjective Anatomy relating to or denoting the dense part of the temporal bone surrounding the inner ear. Origin C18: from L. petrosus stony, rocky (from petra rock ) + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • petrosal — pe·tro·sal …   English syllables

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