Parietal
Adjective from the Latin "parietalis" meaning "belonging to the wall" that the ancient anatomists used to designate the wall, as of a body cavity. For examples, there are the: {{}}Parietal bone — the main side bone of the skull. Parietal lobe — the main side lobe of the brain (it is beneath the parietal bone). Parietal pericardium — the outer membrane around the heart. Parietal peritoneum — the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (as opposed to the visceral peritoneum that envelops the abdominal organs).
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1. Relating to the wall of any cavity. 2. SYN: somatic (1). 3. SYN: somatic (2). 4. Relating to the p. bone.

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pa·ri·etal pə-'rī-ət-əl adj
1) of or relating to the walls of a part or cavity compare VISCERAL
2) of, relating to, or located in the upper posterior part of the head specif relating to the parietal bones
parietal n a parietal part (as a bone)

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adj.
1. of or relating to the inner walls of a body cavity, as opposed to the contents: applied particularly to the membranes lining a cavity (see peritoneum, pleura).
2. of or relating to the parietal bone.

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pa·ri·e·tal (pə-riґə-təl) [L. parietalis] 1. of or pertaining to the walls of a cavity. 2. pertaining to or located near the parietal bone, as the parietal lobe.

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