paries

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. pariah dog,
  2. parian,
  3. parian ware,
  4. parica,
  5. paricutín,
  6. parietal,
  7. parietal bone,
  8. parietal cell,
  9. parietal emissary vein,
  10. parietal endocarditis

Origin of paries

1720–30; < New Latin, special use of Latin pariēs a wall, partition

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British Dictionary definitions for paries

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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Medicine definitions for paries

paries

[ pârē-ēz′ ]

n. pl. pa•ri•e•tes (pə-rīĭ-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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