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.
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- 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
From Latin parietalis ("pertaining to walls"), from paries ("wall") + bone. (Wiktionary)
In the surgeon's deposition it was stated that the posterior third of the left parietal bone and the left half of the occipital bone hail been shattered by a heavy blow from a blunt weapon.