Petrosal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Petrosal (Anat) A petrosal bone.
    • a Petrosal (Anat) Hard; stony; petrous; as, the petrosal bone; petrosal part of the temporal bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • petrosal Petrous; of comparatively great hardness, as of stone or rock: said of the petrous part of the temporal bone.
    • petrosal Of or pertaining to the petrous part of the temporal bone: as, the petrosal nerves.
    • petrosal The petrous part of the temporal bone.
    • n petrosal The periotic or petrous part of the temporal bone. See cuts under craniofacial, hyoid, and periotic.
    • n petrosal In ichthyology, same as proötic and opisthotic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Petrosal of great hardness: petrous
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Petrous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. petra—Gr. petra, rock, L. facĕre, factum, to make.