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Parietal  n.  
(Anat.) One of the parietal bones.
(Zool.) One of the special scales, or plates, covering the back of the head in certain reptiles and fishes.

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... skeleton. There wore no vertebrae, no ribs, no pelvic bones, and none of the small bones of the hands and feet. Two or three skulls, nearly perfect, were found, but they were so fragile that it was impossible to preserve them. In the majority of instances, only fragments of the frontal and parietal bones were found, buried in pots or in fragments of pots too small to have ever contained a complete skull. The conclusion was irresistible that this was not a burial-place for the bodies of deceased Indians, but that the bones had been gathered from some other ...
— A Further Contribution to the Study of the Mortuary Customs of the North American Indians • H.C. Yarrow

... pineal opening, approximately 2.5 mm. posterior to the suture with the frontal. The foramen is about 0.5 mm. in diameter. Laterally the parietal meets the medial angle of the postorbital and the medial border of the supratemporal. No bone of this animal shows the deep pitting and heavy ornamentation characteristic of ...
— A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas • Theodore H. Eaton

... also, of different forms of placentation in different flowers on the same plant is no unusual thing in malformed flowers; thus, in double flowers of Saponaria officinalis I have met with sutural, parietal, and free central placentation in ...
— Vegetable Teratology - An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants • Maxwell T. Masters

Words linked to "Parietal" :   parietal cortex, parietal lobe, parietal bone, general anatomy, parietal pleura, parietal pericardium, anatomy, parietal placentation

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