Definition of subparietal in English:

subparietal

adjective

  • 1Botany. Designating a type of placentation in which ovules are attached to the inner wall of a unilocular compound ovary towards but not at the bottom; relating to or characteristic of such placentation. Compare "parietal". Now rare.

  • 2Anatomy. Located under the parietal lobe (of the brain) or the parietal bone (of the skull).

  • 3Surgery. Occurring or located beneath the abdominal wall or parietal peritoneum; specifically (of an injury) that does not penetrate the abdominal wall; resulting from non-penetrating trauma to the abdomen. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From sub- + parietal.

Pronunciation

subparietal

/ˌsʌbpəˈrʌɪɪtl/