petrous

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, a borrowing from Middle French petreux, from Latin petrosus, from petra, from Ancient Greek πέτρα (pétra).

Adjective[edit]

petrous (not comparable)

  1. Resembling rock or stone in its hardness
  2. Of the dense portion of the temporal bone that protects the inner ear.

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