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[pahy-uh l, pee-]
  1. of or relating to the pia mater.
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Origin of pial

First recorded in 1885–90; pi(a mater) + -al1
Related formssub·pi·al, adjective
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Historical Examples of pial

  • In the pial (platform at the entrance) a hole is made to pen fowls in.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • The hut is burnt down, and for three days she occupies a corner of the pial of her home.

  • The pial, or raised platform, is the lounging place by day, where visitors are received.