- 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
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Examples from the Web for parietes
Parietes: walls: the perpendicular sides of elevated bodies.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Its parietes were, in every part, very much thickened and hardened.
The right auricle and ventricle were large, and their parietes thin.
Parietes and basis permeated by pores; radii not permeated by pores.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)
Parietal (placent, &c.), attached to the walls (parietes) of the ovary.The Elements of Botany
- the wall of an organ or bodily cavity
C18: from Latin: wall
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- A wall of a body part, organ, or cavity, as of the chest or abdomen. Often used in the plural.
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