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pyramid

 [pir´ah-mid]
a pointed or cone-shaped structure or part.
pyramid of cerebellum pyramid of vermis.
pyramid of light a triangular reflection seen upon the tympanic membrane.
malpighian p's renal pyramids.
p's of the medulla oblongata either of two rounded masses, one on either side of the median fissure of the medulla oblongata.
renal p's the conical masses constituting the medulla of the kidney, the base toward the cortex and culminating at the summit in the renal papilla.
pyramid of thyroid an occasional third lobe of the thyroid gland, extending upward from the isthmus.
pyramid of tympanum the hollow elevation in the inner wall of the middle ear that contains the stapedius muscle.
pyramid of vermis the part of the vermis cerebelli between the tuber vermis and the uvula.

pyr·a·mid

(pir'ă-mid),
1. A term applied to various anatomic structures of a more or less pyramidal shape. Synonym(s): pyramis [TA]
2. A term denoting the petrous portion of the temporal bone.
[G. pyramis (pyramid-), a pyramid]
Anatomy Any of several structures with a pyramidal shape—e.g., renal pyramids and medullary pyramids on the anterior surface of the brain
Popular health A simplified schematic used to guide a person to optimise her diet and lifestyle choices

pyramid

Popular health A simplified schematic used to guide a person to optimize her diet and lifestyle choices. See Exercise pyramid, Food pyramid, Mediterranean food pyramid.

pyr·a·mid

(pir'ă-mid)
A term applied to a number of anatomic structures having a more or less pyramidal shape.
Synonym(s): pyramis [TA] .
[G. pyramis (pyramid-), a pyramid]
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Ashraf Mohi al-Din, director of the Giza Plateau, said the restoration process included the staircases leading to the pyramid, changes to its internal lighting system and the bolstering of weak spots in its corridors and burial chamber.
Caption: The Great Pyramid (center) was the first of three built in Giza around 2500 b.c.
Researchers announced the discovery on Thursday but said they did not know the purpose, contents or precise dimensions of what they are calling a "void" or "cavity" inside the pyramid, built as a monumental tomb around 2560 BC.
Khufu's pyramid is the oldest and largest pyramid still standing near Giza, Egypt.
Cairo, May 11 (ONA) The 3,700-year-old burial chamber of a pharaoh's daughter is believed to have been found near the remains of a recently-discovered pyramid in Egypt, BBC said.