[ pair-ee-eez ]
/ ˈpɛər iˌiz /
noun, plural pa·ri·e·tes [puh-rahy-i-teez]. /pəˈraɪ ɪˌtiz/.
Usually parietes. Biology. a wall, as of a hollow organ; an investing part.
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Origin of paries
1720–30; <New Latin, special use of Latin pariēs a wall, partition
Words nearby paries
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British Dictionary definitions for paries
/ (ˈpɛərɪˌiːz) /
noun plural parietes (pəˈraɪɪˌtiːz)
the wall of an organ or bodily cavity
Word Origin for paries
C18: from Latin: wall
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Medical definitions for paries
[ 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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