parieto-, pariet- +

(Latin: wall [of a house], walls; used in the extended sense of "the walls of a cavity or organ of the body")

Situated in a forward part or on the wall of an organ or cavity.
1. Relating to the parietal bones of the skull; specifically, being a measurement between the most distant opposite points of the two parietal bones.
2. Of or pertaining to the diameter of the cranium, from one parietal fossa to the other.
1. Relating to or characteristic of both frontal and parietal bones.
2. A reference to the frontal and parietal lobes of a cerebral hemisphere.
1. Between the parietal bones or cartilages.
2. Situated between the walls of organs.
1. Situated or occurring within an enclosure; shut off from public sight; private; secluded; retired.
2. Situated in the parietal region of the brain.
3. Within the wall of an organ.
Nomina stultorum parietibus haerent.
Fools' names stick to the walls [of buildings].

A reference to graffiti, as in

Fools' names, like fools' faces,
Are always found in public places.
1. From the Latin parietalis meaning "belonging to the wall" which the ancient anatomists used to designate the wall, as of a body cavity.
  • Parietal bone: the main side bone of the skull.
  • Parietal lobe: the main side lobe of the brain (it is beneath the parietal bone).
  • Parietal pericardium: the outer membrane around the heart.
  • Parietal peritoneum: the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (as opposed to the visceral peritoneum that envelops the abdominal organs).
2. Pertaining to, or situated near the side and top of the skull or the parietal bone.
3. Pertaining to or arising from a wall; usually applied to ovules when they proceed from or are borne on the walls or sides of the ovary.
4. A reference to an authority over residence; especially, visitation regulations between the sexes, within the walls or buildings of a college or university; campus regulations governing visits between members of opposite sexes to each other's dormitories or rooms; such as, a listing of the parietal regulations for the law students' dormitory.
parietal art
Engravings and paintings on cave walls and a few open sites.

Parietal art has been found mostly in France and northern Spain, with a few Italian sites, and perhaps others even more distant.

The 20,000-year span of known parietal art does not reach deep into our apish ancestry. The earliest parietal art lies well within the range of our current species, Homo sapiens. The painters of the first known parietal art were far closer in time to folks living today than to the original Homo sapiens.
—Stephen Jay Gould (teacher of biology, geology, and the history of science at Harvard University), Natural History, July, 1996.
parietes (pl), paries (s)
1. The walls of a cavity or an organ; such as, the abdominal parietes; the parietes of the cranium.
2. The sides of an ovary or of a capsule.
A piece of a fallen wall; a ruin.
Inflammation of the wall of an organ.
1. A radiographic imaging of the walls of an organ.
2. A rarely used term for a radiographic examination of the wall of the stomach using a combination of pneumoperitoneum and intraluminal air and barium.
Relating to the uterus and the abdominal wall.
A reference to the viscera and the abdominal wall.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, indirectly, or partially with: "opening, hole, cavity, tract, tube": alveolo-; antro-; anu-; celo-; coelio-; concho-; fenestra-; hernio-; hiat-; meato-; ora-; poro-; pyl-, pyle-; pylor-; sphinctero-; splanchn-; stomato-; syringo-; uretero-; urethro-; vagino-; ventricul-.