[pe-truh s, pee-] /ˈpɛ trəs, ˈpi-/
Anatomy. noting or pertaining to the hard dense portion of the temporal bone, containing the internal auditory organs; petrosal.
like stone, especially in hardness; stony; rocky.
(anatomy) denoting the dense part of the temporal bone that surrounds the inner ear
(rare) like rock or stone
1540s, from Middle French petreux, from Latin petrosus “stony,” from petra “rock,” from Greek petra “rock, cliff, ledge, shelf of rock, rocky ridge,” of uncertain origin. Possibly from PIE root *per- “to lead, pass over,” if the original meaning is “bedrock” and the notion is “what one comes through to” [Watkins].
petrous pet·rous (pět’rəs)
- Petrous ganglion
petrous ganglion n. The lower of two sensory ganglions on the glossopharyngeal nerve as it traverses the jugular foramen. Also called inferior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve.
- Petite syrah
noun a variety of California red wine grape; also, the red wine made from it; also spelled petit Sirah Examples The Petite Sirah grape is also used as a blending grape to give a little more zest and complexity to other red wines.
[puh-teet mahr-mahyt, mahr-meet] /pəˈtit ˈmɑr maɪt, mɑrˈmit/ noun 1. an aromatic broth made from meat, vegetables, and seasonings, served in the pot in which it has cooked. 2. a small marmite for cooking and serving this soup.
[bey-tsahy] /ˈbeɪˈtsaɪ/ noun 1. .