noun, plural pa·ri·e·tes [puh-rahy-i-teez] /pəˈraɪ ɪˌtiz/.
  1. 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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for paries

Historical Examples of paries

  • Neither Power has been able to avoid the feeling, mea res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet.

British Dictionary definitions for paries


noun plural parietes (pəˈraɪɪˌtiːz)
  1. the wall of an organ or bodily cavity

Word Origin for paries

C18: from Latin: wall
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paries in Medicine


n. pl. pa•ri•e•tes (pə-rīĭ-tēz′)
  1. A wall of a body part, organ, or cavity, as of the chest or abdomen. Often used in the plural.
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