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parietal

1. Anatomy Biology of, relating to, or forming the walls or part of the walls of a bodily cavity or similar structure
2. of or relating to the side of the skull
3. (of plant ovaries) having ovules attached to the walls
4. US living or having authority within a college
5. a parietal bone

Parietal

 

an anatomical term used with respect to animals to designate a close connection of an anatomical formation with the wall of a body cavity; contrasted with the term “visceral.” An example is the parietal layer of the peritoneum. In plants, the parietal ovules are those located along the walls of the ovary rather than in the center.

parietal

[pə′rī·əd·əl]
(anatomy)
Of or situated on the wall of an organ or other body structure.
(botany)
Of a plant part, having a peripheral location or orientation; in particular, attached to the main wall of an ovary.