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wall

 [wawl]
a structure bounding or limiting a space or a definitive mass of material; called also paries.
cell wall a rigid structure that lies just outside of and is joined to the plasma membrane of plant cells and most prokaryotic cells, which protects the cell and maintains its shape.
chest wall the structures bordering the thorax that move during breathing, including the rib cage, diaphragm, and abdomen.

wall

(wawl), [TA]
An investing part enclosing a cavity such as the thorax or abdomen, or covering a cell or any anatomic unit. A wall, as of the thorax, abdomen, or any hollow organ.
Synonym(s): paries [TA]
[L. vallum]

wall

(wawl) paries; a structure bounding or limiting a space or a definitive mass of material.
cell wall  a rigid structure that lies just outside of and is joined to the plasma membrane of plant cells and most prokaryotic cells, which protects the cell and maintains its shape.
chest wall  the bony and muscular structures that form the outer framework of the thorax and move during breathing.
nail wall  a fold of skin overlapping the sides and proximal end of a fingernail or toenail.
parietal wall  somatopleure.
splanchnic wall  splanchnopleure.

wall

(wôl)
n.
A part of a structure that encloses a cavity, chamber, or other anatomical unit.

wall

Etymology: L, vallum, palisade
a limiting structure within the body, such as the wall of the abdominal, thoracic, or pelvic cavities or the wall of a cell.

wall

(wawl) [TA]
An investing part enclosing a cavity such as the thorax or abdomen, or covering a cell or any anatomic unit.
Synonym(s): paries.
[L. vallum]

wall

(wawl) [TA]
An investing part enclosing a cavity such as the thorax, abdomen or any hollow unit, or that covers a cell or any anatomic unit.
[L. vallum]

wall,

n the outside layer of material surrounding an object or space; a paries.
wall, cavity,
n one of the enclosing sides of a prepared cavity. It takes the name of the surface of the tooth adjoining the surface involved and toward which it is placed. Parts of a surrounding or peripheral wall are the cavosurface angle, the enamel wall, the dentinoenamel junction, and the dentin wall.
wall, enamel,
n the portion of the wall of a prepared cavity that consists of enamel.
wall, finish of enamel,
n the planing of the enamel in finishing a cavity preparation; includes the treatment of the cavosurface angle.
wall, gingival cavity,
n the peripheral wall that most closely approximates the apical end of the tooth.
wall, incisal,
n the wall of a prepared cavity in an anterior tooth that is closest to or in direct relation to the incisal edge of the tooth.
wall, peripheral cavity,
n See wall, surrounding cavity.
wall, surrounding cavity,
n one of the external, bounding side walls of a cavity; one side forms a part of the cavosurface angle of the preparation. Also called
peripheral cavity wall.

wall

a structure bounding or limiting a space or a definitive mass of material.

abdominal wall
see abdominal wall.
cell wall
a rigid structure that lies just outside of and is joined to the plasma membrane of plant cells and most prokaryotic cells, which protects the cell and maintains its shape.
wall chart
see calendar charts, shed sheet.
intestinal wall
composed of serosa, muscular tunic, the submucosa containing intestinal submucosal glands, and the mucosa of lining cells, goblet and enterochromaffin cells.
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I used to lie awake as a child and get more entertainment and terror out of blank walls and plain furniture than most children could find in a toy store.
The one on the other side of the wall," answered Mistress Mary.
At the Persian's words, Raoul flung himself against the wall and listened eagerly.
Not only will the side walls be pressed together; but there is not ten feet of water before or behind the Nautilus.
Edmond listened intently; an hour passed, two hours passed, and no sound was heard from the wall -- all was silent there.
Porthos lent him his back and D'Artagnan was soon on the summit of the wall, where he seated himself.
Those that went with Hector and Polydamas were the bravest and most in number, and the most determined to break through the wall and fight at the ships.
The falling of other walls had compressed the victim of my cruelty into the substance of the freshly-spread plaster; the lime of which, with the flames, and the ammonia from the carcass, had then accomplished the portraiture as I saw it.
My confusion of mind prevented me from observing that I began my tour with the wall to the left, and ended it with the wall to the right.
I will make a ladder," said the Tin Woodman, "for we certainly must climb over the wall.
Here the fellow tore frantically at what appeared to be but a piece of the blank wall opposite the single window.
Indeed to neglect surrounding a city with a wall would be similar to choosing a country which is easy of access to an enemy, or levelling the eminences of it; or as if an individual should not have a wall to his house lest it should be thought that the owner of it was a coward: nor should this be left unconsidered, that those who have a city surrounded with walls may act both ways, either as if it had or as if it had not; but where it has not they cannot do this.