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Pronunciation: pir'a-mid


  1. A term applied to various anatomic structures of a more or less pyramidal shape.
  2. A term denoting the petrous portion of the temporal bone.

Synonym(s): pyramisTA

[G. pyramis (pyramid-), a pyramid]

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