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pyramidal

Line breaks: pyr¦am|idal
Pronunciation: /pɪˈramɪd(ə)l
 
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Definition of pyramidal in English:

adjective

1Resembling a pyramid in shape.
Example sentences
  • At the head of the Wright Valley the pyramidal shape of Mt. Fleming loomed above the Dry Valleys.
  • That mountain, running with springs, is basically pyramidal and shaped and notched in the center.
  • In another painting, Sooner or Later, the letters in ‘sooner’ are arranged in a pyramidal shape topped by an eye.
2 Anatomy & Medicine Relating to or denoting a tract of motor nerves within the pyramid of the medulla oblongata.
Example sentences
  • There is no sensory loss or involvement of the pyramidal tracts.
  • In general, in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex, large pyramidal neurons exhibited the greatest degree of intracellular staining.
  • Examination showed pyramidal signs in both legs and weakness in left hip flexion.

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