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[pair-ee-eez] /ˈpɛər iˌiz/
noun, plural parietes
[puh-rahy-i-teez] /pəˈraɪ ɪˌtiz/ (Show IPA)
Usually, parietes. Biology. a wall, as of a hollow organ; an investing part.
Origin of paries
1720-30; < New Latin, special use of Latin pariēs a wall, partition Unabridged
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  • Neither Power has been able to avoid the feeling, mea res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for paries


noun (pl) parietes (pəˈraɪɪˌtiːz)
the wall of an organ or bodily cavity
Word Origin
C18: from Latin: wall
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paries in Medicine

paries pa·ri·es (pâr'ē-ēz')
n. pl. pa·ri·e·tes (pə-rī'ĭ-tēz')
A wall of a body part, organ, or cavity, as of the chest or abdomen. Often used in the plural.

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