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parietal

adjective uk   /pəˈraɪ.ə.təl/  us   /-t̬əl/ specialized
relating to the wall or outer surface of a body part: Parietal cells line the wall of the stomach.

parietal

noun [C] uk   /pəˈraɪ.ə.təl/  us   /-t̬əl/ specialized
one of the two large bones that form the top and sides of the skull: The parietal lobes of the brain lie below the parietal bones.
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