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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two large, irregularly quadrilateral bones between the frontal and occipital bones that together form the sides and top of the skull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two bones that together form the sides and top of the skull.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium

Etymologies

From Latin parietalis ("pertaining to walls"), from paries ("wall") + bone. (Wiktionary)

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