petrous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or resembling stone, particularly in hardness; stony.
    • Of or relating to the really heavy, difficult part of the temporal bone tissue that types a protective situation for the inner ear.
    • Resembling stone or stone with its stiffness
    • of this dense portion of the temporal bone that safeguards the internal ear.
    • Like rock; difficult; stony; rugged.
    • Same as Petrosal.
    • (of bone especially the temporal bone tissue) resembling stone in hardness
  • others:
    • Like stone in hardness; stony; rocky.
    • regarding the part of the temporal bone so named; petrosal: as. a petrous vein or sinus; a petrous ganglion.

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