Definition of parietal in English:
1 Anatomy & Biology Of, relating to, attached to, or denoting the wall of the body or of a body cavity or hollow structure.
- A large tumor was found that originated from the parietal pleura at the dorsal site.
- Metastases were present in the vertebral bodies, spleen, peritoneum, pleura, adrenal glands, visceral and parietal pericardium, and multiple lymph nodes.
- The frontals are fused medially and enclose the parietal foramen and anterior sagittal crest.
1.1Of the parietal lobe: the parietal cortex
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- She skillfully uses patients suffering from neglect due to parietal lesions to explore a number of central questions in the study of spatial representations.
- Zapping the parietal cortex at the right moment with TMS can block processing downstream in the visual cortex.
- The posterior parietal cortex then sorts out bodily movements corresponding to the observed actions.
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1 Anatomy & Zoology A parietal structure.
- Two additional, albeit smaller, processes are present along the posterior emargination of the parietal.
- All species have two chloroplasts, one parietal in each of the two main plates.
1.1 short for parietal bone.
- Together with the quadrates, the opisthotics and various dermal bones, such as the parietals and the squamosals, the bones of the occiput form the back of the skull.
- The supraoccipital contacts the parietals of the skull table dorsally and the exoccipitals ventrally.
- The postorbitofrontal forms its primary contact with the frontal rather than the parietal, and the supraoccipital is firmly attached to the ventral side of the parietal.
2 (parietals) informal Dormitory rules governing visits from members of the opposite sex.
- Youth used this information to challenge the establishment and especially the in loco parentis and parietals that universities had long used to control college students.
- Name one other school in the top 50 in the country that still has parietals!
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