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noun, Anatomy.
either of a pair of membrane bones forming, by their union at the sagittal suture, part of the sides and top of the skull.
either of the two bones forming part of the roof and sides of the skull

parietal bone n.
Either of two irregularly quadrilateral bones between the frontal and occipital bones that together form the sides and top of the skull.


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