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  • 1 Petrous — Pe trous, a. [L. petrosus, fr. petra a stone.] 1. Like stone; hard; stony; rocky; as, the petrous part of the temporal bone. Hooper. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Same as {Petrosal}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 petrous — 1540s, from L. petrosus “stony,” from petra “rock.” …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 petrous — [pe′trəs, pē′trəs] adj. [L petrosus, rocky < petra, rock < Gr] 1. of or like rock; hard; stony 2. [ML petrosus] designating or of that part of the temporal bone which surrounds and protects the internal ear …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Petrous — Adam Petrouš Spielerinformationen Geburtstag 19. September 1977 Geburtsort Prag, Tschechoslowakei Position Verteidiger Vereine in der Jugend 1987–1996 Slavia Prag …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 petrous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French *petros, from Latin petrosus, from petra rock, from Greek Date: 14th century of, relating to, or constituting the exceptionally hard and dense portion of the human temporal bone that contains …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 petrous — /pe treuhs, pee /, adj. 1. Anat. noting or pertaining to the hard dense portion of the temporal bone, containing the internal auditory organs; petrosal. 2. like stone, esp. in hardness; stony; rocky. [1350 1400; ME ( < MF petros) < L petrosus… …

    Universalium

  • 7 petrous — adjective a) Resembling rock or stone in its hardness b) Of the dense portion of the temporal bone that protects the inner ear …

    Wiktionary

  • 8 petrous — 1. Of stony hardness. 2. SYN: petrosal. [L. petrosus, fr. petra, a rock] * * * pe·trous pe trəs, pē adj of, relating to, or constituting the exceptionally hard and dense portion of the human temporal bone that contains the internal auditory… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 petrous — petrÉ™s adj. rocky; stony; hard …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 petrous — [ pɛtrəs] adjective Anatomy another term for petrosal. Origin ME: from L. petrosus (see petrosal) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 petrous — pet·rous …

    English syllables

  • 12 petrous — pet•rous [[t]ˈpɛ trəs, ˈpi [/t]] adj. like stone, esp. in hardness; stony; rocky • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME (< MF petros) < L petrōsus rocky …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 petrous — /ˈpɛtrəs/ (say petruhs), /ˈpitrəs/ (say peetruhs) adjective 1. Anatomy denoting or relating to the hard, dense portion of the temporal bone, containing the internal auditory organs; petrosal. 2. like stone in hardness; stony; rocky. {Latin… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 petrous — adj. 1 Anat. denoting the hard part of the temporal bone protecting the inner ear. 2 Geol. of, like, or relating to rock. Etymology: L petrosus f. L petra rock f. Gk …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 Petrous portion — can refer to: * Petrous portion of the temporal bone * Petrous portion of the internal carotid artery …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 petrous ganglion — n INFERIOR GANGLION (1) …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 Petrous portion of the internal carotid artery — Infobox Artery Name = Petrous portion of the internal carotid artery Latin = pars petrosa arteriae carotidis internae GraySubject = 146 GrayPage = 567 Caption = Auditory tube, laid open by a cut in its long axis. Caption2 = BranchFrom = internal… …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 Petrous part of the temporal bone — Infobox Bone Name = Petrous portion of the temporal bone Latin = pars petrosa ossis temporalis GraySubject = 34 GrayPage = 142 Caption = Left temporal bone. Outer surface. Caption2 = Diagrammatic view of the fundus of the right internal acoustic… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 petrous bone — see temporal bone …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 petrous part of internal carotid artery — pars petrosa arteriae carotidis internae …

    Medical dictionary