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.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of paries

1720–30; <New Latin, special use of Latin pariēs a wall, partition
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.