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Mar 25, 2016
This week’s theme
Words with unusual plurals

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bema
quale
starets
genus
paries

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paries

PRONUNCIATION:
(PAR-ee-eez)
plural parietes

MEANING:
noun: A wall of a body part or cavity.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin paries (wall). Earliest documented use: 1694. Also see parietal.

USAGE:
“An important cause is the original sin working defects in human embryo while yet in his mother’s womb. It causes the parietes to yield to the forces of the intra-abdominal pressure.”
Hanna Rizk Wannas; The Original Sin and Human Diseases; WestBow Press; 2014.

See more usage examples of paries in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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