parenthetical

or par·en·thet·ic

[ par-uh n-thet-i-kuh l or par-uh n-thet-ik ]
/ ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪ kəl or ˌpær ənˈθɛt ɪk /

adjective

of, pertaining to, noting, or of the nature of a parenthesis: several unnecessary parenthetic remarks.
characterized by the use of parentheses.

Origin of parenthetical

1620–30; < Greek parénthet(os) interpolated (verbid of parentithénai, equivalent to par- par- + en- en-2 + the-, variant stem of tithénai to put + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -ic + -al1
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