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.

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. 2019

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noun plural parietes (pəˈraɪɪˌtiːz)

the wall of an organ or bodily cavity

Word Origin for paries

C18: from Latin: wall
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parietes in Medicine



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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