Petrosal meaning

pə-trōsəl
Relating to or located near the petrous portion of the temporal bone.
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Very hard or stony.
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Of or located near the petrous part of the temporal bone.
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Relating to or located near the petrous portion of the temporal bone.
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(anatomy) Of, pertaining to, or located near the petrous part of the temporal bone.
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(anatomy) A petrosal bone.
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(anatomy) The auditory capsule.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of petrosal

  • From Latin petrōsus rocky petrous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition