petrosal

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From Latin petrōsus (full of rocks, rocky) +‎ -al.

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petrosal (not comparable)

  1. Of great hardness; petrous.
  2. (anatomy, relational) Of, pertaining to, or located near the petrous part of the temporal bone or the capsule of the inner ear.

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petrosal (plural petrosals)

  1. (anatomy) The petrous part of the temporal bone at the base of the skull, surrounding the inner ear.
  2. (anatomy, zootomy) The auditory capsule.
    • 1866, Richard Owen, Anatomy of Vertebrates
      midal-shaped petrosal of mammals and bird

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