Parietal bone
The main side bone of the skull. Although the parietal bone is curved, it is considered a flat bone, as opposed to a tubular bone. It is shaped like an irregular quadrangle. It articulates (joins) with the other parietal bone in the midline, with the frontal bone in front of it, with the occipital bone behind it, and with the sphenoid and temporal bones lower down on the side of the skull. The word "parietal" comes from the Latin "parietalis" meaning "belonging to the wall."

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parietal bone n either of a pair of membrane bones of the roof of the skull between the frontal and occipital bones that are large and quadrilateral in outline, meet in the sagittal suture, and form much of the top and sides of the cranium

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either of a pair of bones forming the top and sides of the cranium. See skull.

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Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • parietal bone — noun Date: 15th century either of a pair of bones of the roof of the skull between the frontal bones and the occipital bones …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parietal bone — noun Either of two bones that together form the sides and top of the skull …   Wiktionary

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