Meaning of PYRAMIDAL in English


I. pə̇ˈraməd ə l, ÷|pirə|mid ə l adjective

Etymology: Medieval Latin pyramidalis, from Latin pyramid-, pyramis + -alis -al


a. : of, relating to, or having the form of a pyramid

b. : having symmetry such that the general form is a pyramid

a pyramidal crystal

2. : sloping like a face of a pyramid

the sheer pyramidal side of the cliff

3. : huge , enormous , imposing

4. : affecting, involving, or connecting with an anatomical pyramid especially of the central nervous system

a crossed pyramidal lesion

the inferior pyramidal tracts

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: New Latin pyramidale

1. : pyramidal bone

2. : a pyramidal tent

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