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